California health agencies looking for innovative health care ideas

September 26, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health Quality of Care 

The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have launched the second annual Let’s Get Healthy California Innovation Challenge. This contest encourages individuals and organizations across the state to share ideas and projects they are working on to find creative, innovative ways to improve health in California.

Let’s Get Healthy California invites community, health, and human services advocates, health care and human services providers, community and faith-based organizations, non-profits, civic data enthusiasts and visionary practitioners to participate and share their solutions and ideas for Innovation Challenge 2.0.

This year’s challenge is focused on “social determinants of health,” defined as the conditions in which people are born and live. Some of these social determinants include housing, hunger, poverty, quality of education, lack of jobs or job training, public safety, discrimination, racism, exposure to toxic substances and exposure to crime and violence.

Finalists will be selected and announced this fall and will be highlighted at the statewide Innovation Conference 2.0 in early 2017. Selected submissions will also be featured on the Let’s Get Healthy California website.

To submit an innovation, or for more information, visit the Let’s Get Healthy California website or email LGHC@cdph.ca.gov. The deadline for submissions is October 12, 2016.


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