Spotlight Health

Congratulations to our Spotlight Health award winner and finalists!

Winner: Kopano Mabaso, Scholar, Ona Mtoto Wako

Finalists

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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 »

Submitted by (@dana.wood06)

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Open network to promote the diffusion of healthcare technologies

Many technologies that reach the market are not adopted after years of costly development. In fact, for healthcare technologies, scientific evidence is not enough to drive adoption; rather, there is an interplay between the technological and social systems that needs to be deeply understood to generate meaningful innovation. This idea aims to fill this gap by creating a collaborative online platform to favor the communication ...more »

Submitted by (@mpereira)

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Reducing Unplanned Births

I propose a social marketing campaign to inform and educate the public, especially young adults, about the effectiveness and safety and convenience of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).

Submitted by (@isawhill)

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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.

Submitted by (@edith0)

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Improving Care for 50 Million in Tanzania with Lung Diseases

The shortage of trained pulmonary care providers in Tanzania is especially dire since five of the top ten causes of death in the country – TB, HIV, COPD, cancer and pneumonia involve pulmonary diseases. We want to expand and improve bronchoscopy training for doctors in Tanzania before there is no one left who is adequately trained to perform this procedure.

Submitted by (@mlouis)

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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/

Submitted by (@roberta.capp)

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Disease-directed engineering

Despite the significant financial investment we have made, we are still struggling to fully understand and adequately treat the majority of complex diseases. At the moment, the platforms used to investigate a disease are completely separate from those that are then used to develop treatments or treat a disease. Instead, we need simplified technologies that can first gather information about the disease environment, and ...more »

Submitted by (@eanance)

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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.

Submitted by (@abrahamv)

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Enabling Social Networks for Long-term Care

The use of social networks to manage long-term health conditions is cost effective and improves outcomes. Herein, we propose a technology-enabled, evidence-based approach to help individuals with chronic conditions seamlessly tap into personal and professional support resources. The overarching goal is to improve health outcomes and make caregiving sustainable.

Submitted by (@lebrasseur.nathan)

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"Shazam for Heartbeats" - Heart Sound Algorithm for Unprecedented Cardiac Care

This idea focuses on improving cardiac health monitoring, examination, and triage both domestically and abroad through advanced machine-learning algorithms. Eko, a San Francisco-based startup with cardiology advisors at UCSF and Stanford, is building an advanced heart sound and murmur decision-support algorithm that will greatly improve point-of-care cardiac monitoring both domestically and abroad. The Algorithm is in ...more »

Submitted by (@jasonbellet)

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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.

Submitted by (@michaeljohnson)

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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.

Submitted by (@ivafattorini)

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