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Community Health TV

Community Health TV (“CHTV”) is the largest provider of health video on the Internet geared toward multicultural consumers.

Issue Area: Health Education

Community Health TV - How it works

The Idea

Community Health TV (“CHTV”) is a multi-cultural, multi-platform, health media company that produces and distributes health content geared toward diverse consumers through its subsidiary brands. CHTV utilizes academically based medical content, and delivers culturally competent messaging via its “edu-taining” and inspirational physicians and health thought leaders.


CHTV provides a direct channel for marketers to reach millions of diverse consumers who seek out health information online. CHTV is better equipped to reach this domestic emerging market which represents the fastest growing demographic in the U.S., highest media consumption watching online video, using social media, and mobile usage with a projected buying power of $4Trillion by 2017.

Primary Users

Our target users are Multicultural audiences which comprise the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It is estimated that by the year 2040, multicultural populations will outnumber non-Hispanic whites nationally. African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians are already reported to be the majority populations in Hawaii, New Mexico and many large cities. Despite the rising multicultural population, these groups remain extremely under-served when it comes to delivery of health information.

Team

Dr. Hebert is one of the most illustrious physicians practicing medicine in the United States today. His travels across the country and around the globe have connected him to thousands of people as both a healer and a motivator, all the while practicing both Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. He is an Asst. Professor at both LSU Health Sciences Center and Tulane University Medical Center.

Dr. Hebert is one of the most sought after speakers in his field. He is a highly regarded medical broadcast journalist, working as on-air medical editor for NBC, MSNBC, Dr. Oz and Meredith Vieira Show and has made hundreds of appearances on national television networks and outlets such as CNN, CBS, National Geographic and Good Morning America.

Dr. Hebert is the host of an extremely popular weekly radio talk show on the Cumulus Broadcasting Network, called “Doctor For The People” in which he answers health questions live on the air from people throughout the New Orleans metro area and across the country for those who hear his show simulcast on the internet.

  • Cary Wheelous, President

A seasoned business executive with over 20 yrs. of experience working in the financial and banking industry with a track-record of execution and innovation in building and driving business success.


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  • CareIT *: A virtual Doctor's office, a medical services marketplace, your online medical home. The perfect complement to high deductible health insurance policies.
  • Community Health TV*: Video-based healthcare programming that educates and empowers minority audiences.
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* These two of the finalists were also selected as finalists for funding with our investment partner Jumpstart Foundry.

Ten finalists from across the country!

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