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Category Archives: Apps

Success Stories: Catherine Bass, CDC Healthy Behavior Data Challenge

MEET: Catherine Bass, Ph.D., director of informatics at Onlife Health in Nashville, Tenn. THE CHALLENGE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is constantly collecting and analyzing data that can be used by health professionals, government leaders and the … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Loren Hampton, NIH Sickle Cell Disease Undergraduate Challenge

MEET: Loren Hampton, Graduate Student Instructor/Graduate Student at University of California, Berkeley THE CHALLENGE: A lack of awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD) among the general public and affected communities can contribute to stigma and confusion about how the disease … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Takes on a National Public Health Emergency

On Oct. 26, the Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency to combat the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin across the nation. During that same week, the number of crowdsourcing competitions on Challenge.gov … Continue reading

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Success Stories: George Lee, USDA Innovation Challenge

MEET: George Lee, chief technology officer and co-founder of livestock grazing management software company PastureMap, San Mateo, California THE CHALLENGE: The USDA Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Launched in July 2015, this challenge sought the … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Debi Willis, Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge

MEET: Debi Willis, CEO/Founder of software development company PatientLink, Oklahoma City THE CHALLENGE: The Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Launched in … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Dr. Harold Jonas, Opioid Recovery App Challenge

MEET: Dr. Harold Jonas, Founder and CEO of Sober Network, Inc., Delray Beach, Florida THE CHALLENGE: Opioid Recovery App Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Launched in March 2016, the challenge encouraged solvers … Continue reading

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Winning App Crowdsources Life-Saving Response to Opioid Overdose

In the United States, people are now more likely to die from a drug overdose than in a car accident. Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with opioids being the culprit in most of … Continue reading

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Code-A-Thon Targets Opioid Epidemic

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently hosted a two-day in-person and virtual Code-A-Thon on FDA’s main campus as one component of the Naloxone App Competition. Over 30 teams participated Oct. 19 and 20 with representation from a variety of … Continue reading

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FDA launches #NaloxoneApp competition

Looking to bring a technological solution to a real-world public health problem? Check out the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 2016 #NaloxoneApp Competition. It’s a public contest focused on developing innovative technologies to combat the rising epidemic of opioid overdose. … Continue reading

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First Lady Announces Winner in Reach Higher Career App Challenge

Today the First Lady Michelle Obama announced ThinkZone Games as the grand prize winner in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge! ThinkZone Games will receive $100,000 and additional sponsor prizes valued at $300,000 for their career exploration mobile app Hats … Continue reading

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