- Aug. 5, 2019
-- Johego is an award-winning nonprofit startup that develops software to help social workers, police officers, and other public servants more efficiently connect people in need with social and medical services, such as overnight shelter and mental health treatment. Missouri Foundation for Health, a philanthropic foundation focused on improving health outcomes among underserved populations, has contracted Johego to expand their services in 84 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis, which will enable more than 4.3 million Missourians to find medical and social services using Johego software.
The $200,000 contract stipulates that Johego develop search engine, app store, and Google Ads optimization processes so that, in a free and automated fashion, more people throughout the state will be able to more easily find Johego's social and medical service directory. Additionally, the contract stipulates that Johego develop additional functionalities for more efficient searches of their directory, including multi-language searching support for the more than 340,000 Missouri residents who speak a non-English language at home. Finally, the contract stipulates that Johego create a data dashboard for Missouri Foundation for Health and other trusted partners to illustrate the when, where, and what of social and medical service referrals, the supply of such services, and more. This dashboard will help Johego partners more efficiently allocate their resources, apply for grants, conduct research, and investigate concerns about a particular social need or region.
Johego was founded by Michael Kehoe, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign and Stanford University. Johego is based out of the Center for Emerging Technologies in St. Louis, MO.VIDEO
: WAND-TV, an NBC-affiliated television station in Decatur, IL, previously awarded Johego the Spirit of Central Illinois award for their innovative work to connect people in need with social and medical services:https://www.wandtv.com/news/johego-app-looks-to-expand-so...