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Wellth IT: Syndicate and analyze data to tackle social determinants of health

The U.S spends far more per capita on health care than other countries. Yet experts estimate 75 percent of the factors that undermine population health are not medical. Instead, this is shaped by the social determinants of health – or the socioeconomic, behavioral and environmental conditions of where we are born, live, learn, work and play. While improvements in Health Information Technology and adoption of Electronic ...more »

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Changing the Health Conversation- A New Definition of Health

What if a small, simple change could build a road to a significant reevaluation of the health care system? Redefining the concept of health could be such a change. This pitch proposes a new definition of health that emphasizes the importance of relationships and correlates health with adaptability. Adaptability is a function of the strength of both internal and external relationships of a system's components, evaluated ...more »

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HealthScout: Bring Digital Literacy to Health & Wellness

Over 60 millionAmericans do not know how to use the Internet. HealthScout is a platform that takes its users from never having used the Internet to independently managing their health and wellness online. With the onset of the Affordable Care Act and exchange systems, the time is now to provide this critical form of news and information access. Access to care has been an issue for underserved populations and a new hurdle ...more »

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Filling Safety Net Gaps One Family at a Time Addresses Social Determinants for Two Generations

Family resources impact health outcomes and medical professionals want to write “social need’ prescriptions. Let’s let them. To a low-income family, one catalytic need – a security deposit, a bed – can be the difference between success and backsliding. Benevolent successfully fills these gaps, working with community organizations and individuals, allowing professionals to post clients’ needs online, and inviting donors ...more »

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Revolutionize pediatric medicine and transform the way society responds to challenges facing kids

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study is one of the largest investigations into early adversity and later-life health. It revealed that the more categories of ACEs, the higher the risk of chronic illnesses and toxic stress. Yet, the link between early adverse experiences and health, learning and behavior is often overlooked or misunderstood in traditional health care settings, especially in urban areas. The ...more »

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LIVEWISE with Early Stage Alzheimer's: Transformative Power of Information, Exercise, Collaboration

We take health care to a life centered response by addressing needs that go unspoken with a multifaceted team. People with Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease and their partners join us in education and exercise; community can be created. Proactive planning and participant reevaluation allow response to the whole person. Why not discover ways to live every moment regardless of medical definitions and create ways for ...more »

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Extrinsic Reward System to Guide the Quality of Children's Nutritional Choices

Reversing the epidemic of childhood obesity requires cultural change in how kids value food. We propose a method of making the nutritional merits of food irresistible, much as traditional marketing methods did for unhealthy products. Our game, Fitter Critters, won 2nd place in Let's Move's Apps for Healthy Kids (http://is.gd/lrn7fN), and a study by U. Mass Medical found it significantly increased self-efficacy and positive ...more »

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Innovative Community-School Partnerships Transform the Lives & Health of Vulnerable Children

Innovative school-community partnerships build on current services and transform the lives and health of vulnerable children. Increases in kindergarten children in the Sioux Falls School District with emotional-behavioral problems led the District to reach out to health care providers to form an innovative program that is being replicated in the community, and can be replicated nationally. Head Start / Early Head Start ...more »

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95210 Health and Wellness Tracking

The 95210 Family Health Tracker is a corporate wellness program designed for the entire family to track their daily health that matters the most: sleep, nutrition, screen time, physical activity, sodas and sugary drinks, tobacco exposure, walking steps, weight loss, multivitamins, and water intake. By encouraging the entire family to participate, a company may lower their health related costs, and employees will live ...more »

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Lyndale Gardens--A Holistic Town Center in Richfield

A new town center for Richfield...a new model for healthy living and sustainable development for the region. Vision created out of collaborative community process. Emphasis on art, nature, local food, healthy living, lifelong learning and housing choices for all. Amazing public spaces including performance stage, farmers market, community pizza/bread oven, fire pit, kids play area and walking trails. 151 units of ...more »

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Wellness Games

Health should be celebrated! Wellness games could bring that much needed spirit to the fore. Competition would cover three areas. 1. A joyful skill that promotes wellness. 2. Standard objective measures of health: blood pressure, body comp., cholesterol, and aerobic fitness--but it would be progress that is measured, and maintenance of progress subsequently. 3. Diet; submit several recipes to be graded for ...more »

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Protect Mothers: Healthy Nation = Healthy Mothers + Healthy Children

It is reported that 284,000 maternal deaths in 2010 in developing countries are largely due to treatable complications at or around the time of delivery. The majority of maternal health related problems are caused by ignorance, poor health, quality care and type of provider assisting birth. The interactive participation in health related training to women, their families and communities would change the social behaviour ...more »

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