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First-of-its-kind program, THRIVE Pathway, combines human connection and technology to address chronic loneliness


Tucson, Ariz., May 2, 2023 Pyx Health, a tech-enabled services company that provides health plans and their members an innovative, scalable solution that effectively addresses the nation’s loneliness epidemic, was named a finalist in the health category of Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards, which honors innovations that save lives, extend longevity, or increase access to care. 

Pyx Health is the first proven solution to reduce loneliness and mitigate its negative physical and mental health effects. The company recently launched THRIVE Pathway, a groundbreaking program specifically designed to address chronic loneliness using best-practice therapeutic interventions. THRIVE alleviates persistent loneliness by targeting thoughts and behaviors associated with perceived social isolation, and helping to develop the skills needed to understand and independently develop lasting social connections. 

“Loneliness is a crisis of epidemic proportions and our society has only begun to proactively tackle this problem,” said Cindy Jordan, Founder and CEO of Pyx Health. “I know the gravity of this issue first hand because in 2021 I lost my daughter to loneliness. She inspires the mission of Pyx Health, the only solution proven to address loneliness at scale through the combination of compassionate human intervention and evidence-based programming, ultimately improving lives and reducing the massive costs to our health care system.”

Pyx Health was among this year’s World Changing Ideas Awards 216 finalists—with health, climate, energy, and AI among the most popular categories. Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,200 entries worldwide across categories such as urban design, education, nature, politics, technology, corporate social responsibility, and more.

“It’s thrilling to see the creativity and innovation that are so abundant among this year’s honorees,” says Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan. “While it’s easy to feel discouraged by the state of the world, the entrepreneurs, companies, and nonprofits featured in this package show the limitless potential to address society’s most urgent problems. Our journalists have highlighted some of the most exciting and impactful work being done today—from housing to equity to sustainability—and we look forward to seeing not only how these projects evolve but how they inspire others to develop solutions of their own.”

About the World Changing Ideas Awards 

World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.

About Pyx Health

Pyx Health offers the first evidence-based, data-driven loneliness solution that effectively addresses society’s critical loneliness epidemic. Pyx Health leverages scalable technology and skilled, compassionate peer-to-peer human support to effectively reduce loneliness. Pyx Health’s unique approach improves mental health outcomes, mitigates loneliness-related physical health conditions, and ultimately reduces health care costs. For more information, visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Because no one gets better alone™.