Manmeet Kaur founded City Health Works in 2012 to create a business case for the integration of local health coaches into the U.S healthcare system. Prior, she was an advisor to the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign and worked on community health and workforce initiatives in South Africa (Mamelani Projects), India (LabourNet) and NYC (the Brennan Center for Justice). In her time abroad Manmeet saw the potential for reverse innovation from lower cost health systems when applied to the U.S.
Manmeet’s work has been featured in PBS Newshour, The Economist, NPR, Generations, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Commonwealth Fund, the NY Daily News, the Brookings Institution, NationSwell, and more. She earned an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Barnard College. Manmeet is currently a Janice Nittoli Practitioner Fellow at the Urban Institute and a Draper Richard Kaplan Social Entrepreneur; she has formerly served as a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, a GLG Social Impact Fellow, and a Third Millennium Human Rights Fellow. She serves on the Board of the Sikh Coalition, a civil rights organization, and as an Advisory Board Member to the Sikh Family Center. Manmeet was born and raised in New York; she lives in New York with her husband, mother and two energetic sons.