This post was written by Mary Ann Petti, MPH, CHES.
On October 13 and 14, the inaugural CommunicateHealth Health Literacy Hackathon will challenge participants to create a technology-driven tool to improve how people understand and use health information.
It could be an app, a website, an interactive online tool, a media campaign, or something else! Inspiration and examples will be provided.
Participants will have 1 day to design their tool. Tools don’t need to be fully developed or complete, but presentations should include a plan for how the project could be implemented and launched.
Tools will be judged based on creativity, usability, feasibility, and best use of technology. The first place winner will be awarded $2,000. There will be cash prizes for runners-up.
If you are a:
- Graphic or web designer
- Developer or programmer
- Public health advocate
- Person who’s passionate about health 2.0 or new technologies
Then this event is for you!
Participants will compete in teams of 3 to 5 people. You can register as part of a group or as an individual. We’ll match individuals up with a group at the event.