Pioneer Pitch Day

Mobile STI Testing Units to Revolutionize Global Sexual Health

1 in 4 college students has an STI and 80% of them show no noticeable signs or symptoms. The CDC conservatively estimates that the lifetime cost of treating eight of the most common STIs contracted in just one year is $15.6 billion, whereas one condom costs about 4 cents wholesale, $1.50 in the drugstore. Investing in prevention is highly cost effective in economic and personal health costs, even though treatment currently ...more »

Submitted by (@hunterlgray)

Voting

0 votes
Active

Pioneer Pitch Day

Empowering nurses in low-income countries to design and lead their own public health initiatives

Nursing for All’s approach is to train and fund nurses in the developing world as they design and implement their own public health initiatives. NFA believes this strategy addresses two needs: the need for more public health programing in low-income countries, and the need to provide nurses working in those countries with meaningful opportunities for autonomy and professional development. Liberia, where NFA’s programming ...more »

Submitted by (@laurajeanridge)

Voting

0 votes
Active

Pioneer Pitch Day

Quality Improvement training in all healthcare professional education

It’s time to make quality improvement (QI) an integral part of medical culture. Let’s unite the disciplines of medicine and QI to empower providers early on in their training to both provide excellent care and advocate for high-quality, cost-efficient care at a systems level. Health improvement advocates have long applied QI methods to achieve the triple aim of better health, better care, and lower costs. Yet many providers ...more »

Submitted by (@mmcpherson)

Voting

0 votes
Active

Pioneer Pitch Day

Saint Francis Community Coalition: Leveraging Collective Strength for Healthier Communities

While many neighborhood organizations work tirelessly to combat homelessness, crime, medical/mental illness and related issues, collaboration has been rare. The Saint Francis Community Coalition seeks to leverage the collective strength of nonprofit, community-based organizations, corporate funding allies and local government in a public/private initiative to make significant improvements in the overall safety, health ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

0 votes
Active

Pioneer Pitch Day

Quantifying How Public Health Perceptions Influence Patient Choices

The perception of a disease, encompassing stigmas, support, and research, may have a significant impact on the choices a patient makes. Previously, this influence was difficult to quantify- now, with a novel adherence app called PatientPartner, it is feasible. PatientPartner uses patented,validated technology to measure how a patient thinks through a unique story gameplay. Patients benefit from use of the technology through ...more »

Submitted by (@akhilasatish)

Voting

1 vote
Active

Pioneer Pitch Day

Use Randomization and Social Networking to Crowdsource Rigorous Lifestyle Health Experiments

Randomization is the primary tool for scientists to make causal inferences. The public too loves games of chance: gambling and lotteries are huge industries and important pastimes. Can these be linked? Lifestyles drive much of health spending, but he public is prudent to be wary of elite claims to knowledge (think: new fasting diets based on tiny studies, and the reversal of decades of sodium advice). Let’s create ...more »

Submitted by (@crobertson)

Voting

0 votes
Active

Pioneer Pitch Day

Public health management is important and needs to be more practical and easier to be more effective

Challenges hamper health departments and diminish population health. Management copes with siloed funding streams, overlapping and conflicting operational requirements, and too little standardized information about outcomes and costs. Productivity suffers, as does ability to negotiate effectively in an evolving health care environment. We envision a systems focus on: cross-cutting functions and activities, their results, ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

0 votes
Active

Pioneer Pitch Day

Community Health Transformation – A Call to Action

Aimed directly at the source of our most intractable health challenges, our Pioneer Project will convene an interdisciplinary working group to examine ways to reduce the incidence, impact and intergenerational effects of adverse childhood experiences. Experts in public health, land use, clinical care, economic development, civil rights, education, community empowerment and environmental improvements rarely have sustained ...more »

Submitted by (@amundy)

Voting

2 votes
Active

Pioneer Pitch Day

Mass Personalization Health Promotion for Better Treatment Adherence and Outcomes

Big data and more precise social science offer a unique opportunity for tailoring health-promotion messages. As digital technologies proliferate, persuasive health communication can be delivered with consideration to individuals’ preferences, personalities, health literacy levels, and medical histories. Mass personalization is already reality as users sign in to patient portals and web sites, often from a smart phone ...more »

Submitted by (@bradlove)

Voting

0 votes
Active

Pioneer Pitch Day

Trauma-informed Care…While Getting Your Hair Done?

Some women spend a half hour or so getting their hair cut every few weeks; others spend a couple of hours a week. And while we're there, we talk - often a lot. And while it may look a little different, one can find men doing the same thing at the local barber shop. So, what if the people washing, cutting, and styling all that hair were well-versed in not just what was going on in their community, but the impact of adverse ...more »

Submitted by (@charleygirl13)

Voting

2 votes
Active

Pioneer Pitch Day

The Prevention Project: Melding Science, Law and Social Engagement to End Chemical-Related Disease

The action-oriented Prevention Project will rid the world of chemical-related diseases. The problem: Toxic chemicals are pervasive—hundreds of chemicals are in our tissues and bodily fluids—and are linked to scores of public health issues, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and obesity. Existing legal and business approaches are doomed to fail because they focus on risk management—keeping exposure down ...more »

Submitted by (@malloy)

Voting

5 votes
Active

Pioneer Pitch Day

Health agencies need better analytics. Meet Epy.io

With novel threats emerging at an increasing rate while resources are declining, it has never been harder for health agencies to keep up in today’s unpredictable landscape of disease surveillance. The tools being used (annual PDF reports, research behind paywalls, data hidden in spreadsheets) struggle to deliver the accuracy and efficiency required. With Epy.io's data processing factory, local health agencies can transform ...more »

Submitted by (@tiff.bogich)

Voting

34 votes
Active