Thursday, 27 October 2011

Competition - global innovations for US health $10,000


Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders  full info here

RWJF Pioneer Portfolio Announces Competition to Find Cutting-Edge Health Care SolutionsDespite their differences, countries throughout the world face a surprisingly similar set of health care challenges, such as fragmented health care ecosystems, high costs, inconsistent quality of care, inefficient systems, barriers to access and capacity needs.
The Pioneer Portfolio at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is partnering with Ashoka Changemakers to launch Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders, a competition to find cutting-edge health care solutions from anywhere in the world that have the potential to be applied in other countries and include, but are not limited to those that:
  • Deploy the full spectrum of health care workers and providers to improve the capacity, reach, and quality of health care services;
  • Use simple, low-cost interventions to improve medical, preventive, and dental care;
  • Help people find and access the health information, services, and providers they need through new tools and processes;
  • Provide high-quality and personalized care in non-traditional settings; and
  • Find new ways to engage patients in their care, particularly for those with chronic illnesses.
The competition will award prizes of $10,000 for three solutions that effectively drive improvements in health and health care and have demonstrated impact.
Key Dates:
  • Entries accepted: October 26, 2011 through February 13, 2012, 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Early entry deadline: December 12, 2011, 5:00 p.m. ET (entries received by this deadline are eligible to win $500 and a private consulting session with industry experts).
Following the competition, selected entries may be invited to submit proposals to RWJF's Pioneer Portfolio for future funding consideration. The Foundation will be looking for innovations that show potential to produce significant improvement in health and health care in the United States. Only organizations in the United States and its territories are eligible for this post-competition funding opportunity.
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