BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN TRANSPORTATION AND HEALTH CARE
Transportation is the greatest unmet need in the Atlanta region. The lack of consistent and affordable transportation options disproportionally affects our low income and older adult populations, creating a barrier to health care that deepens the inequities affecting our populations most at risk of being vulnerable. Mobility Match does not want to recreate what already exist but instead, make accessing these options easier and more cost-efficient for patients. Mobility Match’s vision is for all people to have equitable access to transportation. There are companies with great technology, but they lack the human-centered program design that Mobility Match would offer while public programs are limited in who they serve, due to funding. At Mobility Match, we operate on the ideals set forth by the World Health Organization that “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Increasing access to transportation puts into place many additional services and we believe, if we can provide that connection, we can improve health and change lives.
Amanda Tyler is the Founder of Mobility Match. She has a Master in Public Health degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College. As an experienced program coordinator working to reduce transportation barriers to patients who were frequently missing health care appointments, she can understand both the user and provider need. Coordinating trips for over 200 patients allowed her to understand that the business of mobility management to health care is not one size fits all. Working closely with health care and transportation providers in Atlanta, she saw an opportunity to be the bridge that can connect often underrepresented groups to critical health destination. Amanda’s passion for health and advancing health equity motivated her to start Mobility Match and focus on providing inclusive solutions, while never losing sight of who we serve and why.