How It Works 

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Can you develop a digital solution to help providers and/or patients connect to services Related to SDoH?

 

Challenge Process 

 
 

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Timeline 

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Applications Open: April 29th

Phase I Deadline: June 7th

Phase II Deadline: August 9th

Finalists for the Challenge competed live on stage at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, CA on Monday, September 16th!

requirements
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Evaluation criteria

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Phase I

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We received over 110 submissions for the Social Determinants of Health Innovation Challenge. We are excited to announce the following semi-finalists:

Community Resource Network - The Social Determinants of Health Client Profile, a part of the Community Resource Network, creates a whole-person picture across physical, behavioral, and social domains to expedite help for those most at risk, fill in the gaps in care, and optimize well-being.

Open City Labs - A company that matches patients with community services and government benefits that address SDoH seamlessly. The platform will integrate with HIEs to automate referral, eligibility screening & benefits enrollment.

Project Well - A company that personalizes food and social dining interventions to address food insecurity, social isolation, and strained household budgets for health plan members with chronic disease.

Smart Community Health - A team from the University of Minnesota with a full service community resource recommendation system that uses PRISM mobile app technology integrated with MyStrengths+MyHealth to provide personalized community resources.

Social Impact AI Lab - New York - A consortium of nonprofit social services agencies and technology providers with artificial intelligence solutions to address social disconnection in child welfare.

Submission Requirements

  • One line overview of your technology

  • Slide deck (ten slides max) including a description of the technology, its overarching goal, and how it addresses Social Determinants of Health

  • A mock-up or wire-frame of the technology’s design (five pages max)

Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria:

  • Impact: How well does your technology address SDoH?

  • UX/UI: How strong is the design and intuitiveness of your technology?

  • Engagement: How likely is your technology to promote continuous and long-term engagement with end users?

  • Innovation/Creativity: How unique is your technology?  

The challenge is open to innovators and companies at any stage of development.


Phase II

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Catalyst is proud to announce the finalists for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Social Determinants of Health Innovation Challenge.

Community Resource Network - The Social Determinants of Health Client Profile, a part of the Community Resource Network, creates a whole-person picture across physical, behavioral, and social domains to expedite help for those most at risk, fill in the gaps in care, and optimize well-being.

Open City Labs - A company that matches patients with community services and government benefits that address SDoH seamlessly. The platform will integrate with HIEs to automate referral, eligibility screening & benefits enrollment.

Social Impact AI Lab - New York - A consortium of nonprofit social services agencies and technology providers with artificial intelligence solutions to address social disconnection in child welfare.

They competed live on stage at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, CA on Monday, September 16th.

Submission Requirements

  • A 500-word overview of your technology describing its utility and what makes it more effective than other resources or similar products in the market right now

  • A brief video (three minutes or less) describing your submission and how it would be used e.g. a demo video of the product or a video explaining the concept/design of your solution and what makes it impactful

  • A link to a working application or tool

Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria:

  • Impact: How well does your technology address SDoH?

  • Innovation/Creativity: How unique is your technology?

  • Scalability: What is the solution’s potential for widespread adoption?

  • Strength of Presentation: Overall strength of live pitch presentation


winners

The three finalists for the Challenge competed live at Health 2.0 on Monday, September 16th! They demoed their technology in front of a captivated audience of health care professionals, investors, provider organizations, and members of the media. Catalyst is proud to announce the first, second and third place winners.

First Place

Social Impact AI Lab - New York - A consortium of nonprofit social services agencies and technology providers with artificial intelligence solutions to address social disconnection in child welfare.

Second Place

Community Resource Network - The Social Determinants of Health Client Profile, a part of the Community Resource Network, creates a whole-person picture across physical, behavioral, and social domains to expedite help for those most at risk, fill in the gaps in care, and optimize well-being.

Third Place

Open City Labs - A company that matches patients with community services and government benefits that address SDoH seamlessly. The platform will integrate with HIEs to automate referral, eligibility screening & benefits enrollment.

Example
Submissions 

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  • Digital tool that pulls data from non-profit services to assist health systems serve diverse patient populations on an ongoing basis

  • App for consumers that provides alerts, warnings, or health-related advice specific to their community/geographic area (e.g., smog/air quality, heat warnings, weather updates, road congestion)

  • Tools to improve health quality indoors (e.g., homes, offices, schools) by intelligently monitoring and adjusting environmental factors such as lighting and temperature

  • Communication system for clinicians to video record discharge instructions, condition-specific advice, and follow-up information, giving individuals the ability to access and replay them at any time

  • Health-focused language translation resources that allow users to understand care information and communicate with clinicians in their preferred language

  • Technology that harnesses governmental or open source data to create insights for healthcare providers to evaluate SDoH and improve population health