Social Determinants of Health Innovation Challenge 

Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

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Challenge Update

 

Announcing: the RWJF SDoH Innovation Challenge 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.

 

Challenge Statement

CAN YOU DEVELOP A DIGITAL SOLUTION TO HELP PROVIDERS AND/OR PATIENTS CONNECT TO SERVICES Related to SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH?

 

Social determinants of health (SDoH) such as education, employment, transportation, and community and social norms, can have critical impacts on well being. However, these factors are often overlooked and excluded in established health care frameworks. Technology has the potential to improve how we address ongoing care delivery by utilizing SDoH information to provide targeted, personalized, and comprehensive care that accounts for the drivers of health in communities.