SXSWInteractive/BiT workshop proposal

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A proposal to conduct a workshop on using health information technology to address health disparities during SXSW Interactive 2014.

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SXSWInteractive/BiT workshop proposal

  1. 1. Minorities & Health Tech A How-to Workshop at SXSW Interactive Attend …because his future is in our hands! Photo by PBoGS http://www.flickr.com/photos/56981926@N00
  2. 2. Even across short distances, there is a disconnect
  3. 3. between application developers in Silicon Valley Photo by © Gerald French/CORBIS
  4. 4. and Oakland. Communities of color are in need.
  5. 5. Health Disparities in stroke & heart disease cause approximately 2X as many deaths before age 75. Data Source: CDC Health Disparities and Inequities Report-United States, 2011Data Source: CDC Health Disparities and Inequities Report-United States, 2011
  6. 6. Complications from chronic conditions drive up health system costs. Photo by Benjamin Miller
  7. 7. Yet, diverse communities are social and curious about health online. Sources (clockwise from top left): Pew Research Internet & American Life Project. Smartphone Adoption & Usage, 2011 report, Health Online 2013 report and Demographics of Social Media Users, 2012. Use the Internet to Self-diagnose Where are social media users spending their time online? Using Smart phones to Access the Internet
  8. 8. This is a call to action for coders with star talent.
  9. 9. Your community & even your government want you!
  10. 10. Build collaborative partnerships with diverse stakeholders. Design through an inclusive process.
  11. 11. ID stakeholders in the health innovation space and funding options.
  12. 12. Find open data & harness it for the public good.
  13. 13. You can make a great impact here!

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