Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation

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With the support of the Aetna Foundation, InnovateHealth Yale offers funding to student teams focused on reducing health disparities in the United States.

Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation ($25,000):
The Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation is a $25,000 cash prize awarded to the best student-led venture focused on developing a technology solution to address a health disparity challenge. Examples of challenges include higher rates of health conditions, worse health outcomes and less access to care. Solutions which involve mobile technology are actively encouraged, but the prize is open to any solution involving a technological solution. The winner of the Aetna Prize receives legal services from Whithers Worldwide, consulting from Make Good, preferential consideration for the  Yale Entrepreneurial Institute Fellowship (a summer program that provides a $15,000 stipend), and continued support from Yale faculty.

To apply for the Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation, please see key dates and links below:

  • Mentorship Application (optional)– due Jan 30th
    • To help you apply for and win 25k, we will match you with a mentor/industry expert who will work with you during the Spring semester. This application is optional, but we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this resource if you are planning to apply to the prize.
  • Full Application (applications open Feb 1st) – due March 30th
  • Final pitches – April 21st

Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation will be part of StartUp Yale 17 on April 21st, 2017. Startup Yale brings together Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship awards in one day of pitches, prizes and world-changing ideas. For more details and to register for the event click here. 

Mobile Technology & Health Disparities in Low-Income Communities in the United States

Mobile Technology & Health Disparities in Low-Income Communities in the United States

Experts in the health equity and technology sectors will discuss key health equity issues facing the US, and how we can find innovative technological solutions to solve them. Some key questions that will be debated: what are the biggest health disparity trends in the US? What are examples of effective technologies being used to address health equity? What challenges do we face as we use technology to innovate in this sector, and how do we take action? 

Panelists: 

  • Bobby Jefferson, Chief Technology Officer, DAI Global Health 
  • Dr. Natalie Levy, Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine 
  • Dr. Maulik Majmudar, Associate Director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital 
  • Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Public Health 

Moderated by: Dr. Ayesha Khalid, Clinical Director, Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology (CBIT) Yale School of Medicine