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VA Names Team IntelliDyne a Finalist in $20M Mission Daybreak Grand Challenge to Reduce Veteran Suicides

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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has named Team IntelliDyne as a finalist in Mission Daybreak — a $20 million challenge designed to help VA develop new suicide prevention strategies for Veterans. As a finalist, Team IntelliDyne will receive $250,000 and advance to Phase 2 of the challenge.


"The importance of providing mental health assistance to our nation's Veterans cannot be understated. Our team is honored to be considered as a Mission Daybreak finalist and we look forward to Phase 2 where we will demonstrate how informed outreach, using predictive analytics can significantly narrow the aperture of Veteran outreach efforts, saving many lives," said IntelliDyne Chief Operating Officer, Phil Vincenzes.

Team IntelliDyne's solution, CALLS (Computationally Aggregated List to Limit Self-Harm), implements a data-driven behavioral model for anonymously assessing wellness risk to generate a risk-ranked call-list of Veterans who would specifically benefit from directed outreach efforts, thereby improving behavioral health outcomes, and vitally reducing the Veteran suicide rate.

During Phase 2 of the challenge, 30 finalists will join a virtual accelerator program designed to help the finalists develop ambitious, but achievable roadmaps for prototyping, iteration, testing, and evaluation. Technology partners supporting the accelerator include Amazon and Microsoft.

In November 2022, finalists will present their solutions to key stakeholders, investors, and partners at Demo Day, a live pitch event. Phase 2 will award $11.5 million in prizes:

  • Two first-place winners will each receive $3 million,

  • Three second-place winners will each receive $1 million,

  • Five third-place winners will each receive $500,000.

Visit missiondaybreak.net for more information on the challenge. Subscribe to the Mission Daybreak newsletter to follow along with the finalists' progress and receive updates on Demo Day.

Reporters covering this issue can download VA's Safe Messaging Best Practices fact sheet or visit ReportingOnSuicide.org for important guidance on how to communicate about suicide.

Learn more about IntelliDyne's Analytics Practice and our full suite of solutions by visiting our website.

About IntelliDyne

IntelliDyne is a leading Government Information Technology firm enabling better mission performance through innovative technology solutions. We manage public sector programs that deliver higher operational efficiency and measurable value to clients. We advise, develop, and execute effective solutions in IT Infrastructure Management, Digital Automation, Analytics, Cybersecurity & Information Assurance, Application Development, and Cloud Computing. Learn more at intellidyne-llc.com


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