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