Technology for Healthy Communities is a digital health pilot program that facilitates technology adoption at the community level by tackling the most pressing local health issues. The inaugural program connects health technology innovators with 3 under-served communities across the U.S. with the goals of improving health outcomes and building sustainable partnerships.
We broadly define a “community” as an organization that addresses the social determinants of health. It is a local network that is largely federally and/or locally funded and located in an area where a large majority of the population is under-insured, low-income, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, the homeless, and those with chronic health conditions. Social determinants are the conditions in the environments in which people live that impact a wide range of health, functioning and quality-of-life outcomes and risks in the community's target population. 1
Congratulations to the selected innovators who will go on to conduct health tech pilots!
Spartanburg, SC - Healthify’s community resource platform will collect information on social and behavioral health needs and provide community interventions for social determinants of health at the point of care.
Jacksonville, FL - NuminaTM sensors will collect bicycle and pedestrian traffic data, which the City of Jacksonville can use to assess current conditions, plan further improvements, and identify safe opportunities in the community for residents to be more physically active.
Alameda County, CA - Welkin Health will pilot their case management software with the Community Health Center Network, to engage members, coordinate care and ease current health care worker burden.