Spotlight Health

Congratulations to our Spotlight Health award winner and finalists!

Winner: Kopano Mabaso, Scholar, Ona Mtoto Wako

Finalists

(@michaeljohnson)

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Science Sound Bites Podcast

Science Sound Bites is a podcast designed to supplement middle and high school STEM curriculum. The set up is I interview a scientist about their research in layman’s terms, while interjecting terminology used in current science syllabi, thus giving their lessons real world scientific applications.

(@ivafattorini)

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Can humans be humane again? Arts say yes.

Our aim is to continue growing the concept of bringing arts as an integrated service and therapeutic tool to hospitals globally.

The pilot program initiated in Kochi, India, has become a huge success and moreover a self-sustainable integral part to the hospital's daily activities.

(@rubayat)

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Doctor-in-a-tab

Give rural pharmacists a tablet app to gather patient history & vitals, and facilitate a telemedicine call with city doctors/ specialists, ending with a printed & signed prescription to be filled immediately. Patients also get discounted referrals & a fingerprint-backed medical record on the cloud.

(@abrahamv)

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Back to the Bedside: Restoring PRESENCE to American Medicine

Technology advances have come with diminished physician skill at the bedside. We miss obvious diagnoses written on the body, and send patients for costly, hazardous tests. Our project is to celebrate the most important physician tools: eyes, ears, hands and a culture of ministering to the patient.

(@elsamariedsilva)

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Health and women’s safety

Access to sanitation is a human right, yet 70% of the population in India living in rural villages & urban slums have no access. Women limit their daily movements, food & drink intake and are vulnerable to sexual violence. With crowdmap technology we plan to pinpoint hotspots and find solutions.

(@roberta.capp)

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Emergency Department

Emergency Departments (ED) act as a safety net for vulnerable populations. We developed an interdisciplinary health professional program to train students as patient navigators who assess and address social determinants of health for patients seeking ED care.http://www.studenthotspotters.com/

(@henrynyombi)

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Open opportunities for Africans with disabilities to access quality health services

5 million disabled people in Uganda are so poorly served by health services as 45 percent die because they are not included in HIV/AIDS and reproductive health programs. A project to train Ugandan health experts on working with the disabled could be a model to improve healthcare across Africa.

(@llphung)

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Improving the Health and Well-being of 1.5 million Smallholder Farmers

Unilever’s supply chain includes 1.5 million smallholder farmers. The idea is to use our agricultural supply chain as a delivery channel to provide access to solutions such as water purifiers, improved cook stoves, solar lights, etc. to improve the health of these farmers and their families

(@poonacha)

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Transforming Personal & Societal Wellbeing -- Healing Afghanistan

60% of Afghans suffer from stress and mental heath disorders caused by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. There are only two psychiatrists treating ~30 million Afghans. Provide a wellbeing platform via the mobile phone to bring global experts to collaborate with Afghan community.

(@toctober1)

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Village Square: It takes a village to raise a child with a life-limiting illness

Village Square is a web-based application designed to help children with life-limiting illnesses stay in their home, preventing re-admission to the hospital. The family is at the center of a town square, with links to their physicians, symptom management, medication list and health recommendations.

(@edith0)

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Training patient families with health skills to improve outcomes and save lives

Parents in resource constrained environments return home after childbirth in a hospital or clinic with very little or no health information about best practices of infant care. We certify and train new parents with necessary skills to care for their newborns in the hospital and at home.

(@kimdoylewille)

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A new “Craigslist” for Sustainable Connected Communities

Untapped knowledge and skills are going wasted each day, while communities struggle to get back on their feet economically. Using technology, crowdsourcing, an open source platform, and returning “to the basics”, communities can be empowered through education, resources, and collaborative efforts.

(@kopanomatlwamabaso)

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Ona Mtoto Wako

The “Ona-Matoto-Lako” (see your baby) project will take lifesaving antenatal care to pregnant women in remote parts of low & middle income countries, where women will be given an opportunity to come “see their baby” through ultrasonagraphy, free of charge using a mobile ultrasonagraphy bus. This “see your baby” visit will be used as an opportunity to tackle the leading causes of maternal & new born deaths by identifying... more »

(@dana.wood06)

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Creating Local Culture Change Through HEAL (Healthy Eating, Active Living)

Garfield County Public Health will receive a three year grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grants Program. The grant award is for $190,000 per year for three consecutive years beginning in July of 2015. Garfield County will use CCPD grant funding to support the formation of local coalitions and advisory groups in developing... more »