Healthy Public Challenge: A Chance to Win up to 10,000 USD!

Deadline: 16 September 2016
Open to: entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, academics, technologists, designers, planners, students, and the public at large to propose civic solutions that have the potential to create a healthier public
Award: up to 10,000 USD and six months of advising

Description

The Civic Hall Labs, with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), has launched Healthy Public Project to catalyze innovation in addressing the civic roots of health. Civic Hall Labs exists to collaboratively design and build technology for the public good. As one of our themed labs, the Health Lab uses an interdisciplinary approach to shift from the mainstream notion of health as disease management to addressing the civic roots of health disparities.

Applicants should speak to how their civic innovation aligns with one or more of these categories:

  • Civic Cohesion– increase communal interactions, community discourse, and engagement within and across groups;
  • Civic Agency– support underrepresented groups to participate in governing our public at the local, state, and/or national levels, improve decision-making through data equity, open sourced tools, or access to information;
  • Public Assets – protect and increase access to public goods and social safety nets.

Eligibility 

  • Entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, academics, technologists, designers, planners, students, and the public at large to propose civic solutions that have the potential to create a healthier public;
  • Business and nonprofit entities formed and maintaining a principal place of business in the United States,
  • Individuals who are U. S. citizens or permanent residents, and of the legal age of majority, at the time of entry, to form valid contracts in their respective jurisdiction of legal residence, or
  • Individuals who serve as Team Leads.

Award

The challenge winner will be awarded up to 10,000 USD and six months of advising.

How to Apply?

Applications must be submitted online. In case of any further questions please contact: [email protected].

For more information, please visit Healthy Public Challenge.

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