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KAISER PERMANENTE 

SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE

#BeWellBeMore

CONCEPT

The Social Innovation Challenge was a two-day citizen social venture contest where developers, activists, idea generators, designers and more came together to develop solutions to Baltimore City's most complex issues: education and workforce development, access to health care, and mental health. 


The pace and intensity of the Social Innovation Challenge required participants to think on their feet, come together as a cohesive team, and work quickly to produce something tangible in just 36 hours. The Social Innovation Challenge didn't just end in software. It was simply a highly focused brainstorming ending in the execution of great ideas, digital or otherwise.


The challenge did not stop after the hackathon. The goal was not to collect temporary solutions and entertain the idea of their possibility, but also to foster permanent and implementable changes for the city of Baltimore. The top three winners will be entered into a 12-month incubation program, sponsored and funded by Kaiser Permanente, in the Spring of 2017.

Idea generators line the wall, eager to pitch their ideas to the participants in hopes of inspiring them to team up and bring their idea to life.

Kaiser Permanente leadership team posing for a picture with Baltimore native and Chair of OneBaltimore, Michael Cryor.

JUDGES

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Ameya Kulkarni, MD

Assistant Chief of Cardiology

Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Jayfus T. Doswell Ph.D.

President and CEO

Juxtopia

Sam Elias

President

RELI Group

Michael O. Willis, Ph.D.

Vice President and Business Information Officer

Kaiser Permanente

Maritha Gay

Senior Director of External Affairs

Kaiser Permanente

Cherlyn Linden

Oracle Global Client Advisor

TELUS Communications

Phillip Leaf, Ph.D.

Professor

Johns Hopkins University

Toks Fashola, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow

Johns Hopkins University

MENTORS

Mark Robinson

The Living Well

Krishna Garlic

Elizabeth Director of City

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Maurissa Stone-Bass

The Living Well

Ben Raphael

Microsoft

Daniel Egan

Microsoft

Dayvon Love

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

David Fakunle

The People of Baltimore

Richard May

Innovation Village

Stephanie Grice

KP IT Special Services

Adam Jackson

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

WHY BALTIMORE?

Kaiser Permanente’s 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment revealed startling facts about Baltimore City.


1 in 3 Baltimore City children live below the Federal Poverty Level 

1 in 5 Baltimore City adults do not have a high school diploma 

33% of Baltimore City households earn less than $25K per year 


Recent studies show that 14 Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than Iraq. 


Our event will challenge you to design solutions to the Baltimore City’s most pressing issues. By working with a team for 36 hours, we hope you will design, eat, code, and innovate together before presenting your team’s finished product to a panel of judges.

Education and Workforce Development:  

There is a strong relationship between health, education, employment, and income. Social and economic conditions can affect people’s ability to access health care and health information, and limit a person’s ability to make healthy choices.


Access to Health Care: 

Access to affordable, quality health care is important to physical, social, and mental health. Health insurance helps people access needed primary care, specialists, and emergency care, but does not ensure access on its own—it is also necessary for providers to offer culturally sensitive and affordable care, be available to treat patients, and be in relatively close proximity to patients.


Mental Health:

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Social stress —for example, living in less safe neighborhoods with concentrated poverty and burdens imposed by discrimination and racism— takes a significant toll on the wellbeing of the community. Substance abuse is strongly associated with mental health problems and is included in this health need. 


References: Hood et al. 2015  

Put your talents to use for the benefit of others

See your ideas become real-life changes

Tackle the biggest health and wellness challenges in Baltimore

FIGURES

During the final demos, a "Little Wanda" hands out samples to the judges while her Mom presents to the audience.

Kaiser Permanente's Michael Willis talks about the importance and impact of the Social Innovation Challenge during closing ceremonies.

SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS

100+

ATTENDEES FROM LOCAL ZIP CODES REPRESENTED

82

BALTIMORE BASED ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED

8

LOCAL COMMUNITITES 

REACHED

LOCAL SCHOOLS ENGAGED AND REPRESENTED

9

LOCAL COMMUNITITES 

REACHED

FINAL PROJECTS PRESENTED

17

PRE-HACKATHON IDEAS PITCHED FOR POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

25+

PREPARATION

First, attendees registered for the Social Innovation Challenge.

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Submit your ideas

Read up on the 

target health needs

Get familiar 

with the 

data

Tailor your idea to help solve one of the three target areas of health and wellness in Baltimore– education and workforce development, access to health care, or mental health.


We'll be in touch to help you refine your idea, find teammates and get ready to start hacking.


Keep an eye on your inbox and follow the event on social media for important information!

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Then, they followed these 4 steps to prepare...

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Intense focus and diligent deliberation on the faces of our esteemed judging panel at the Social Innovation Challenge.

Dayvon Love, from the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS), talks about the challenges faced by people of color in innovation.

PERSONAS

DEVELOPERS

Are you code savvy? Can you program a working prototype in 36 hours? We need developers who can code some innovative solutions to Baltimore’s biggest problems!

DESIGNERS

Are you a designer with a passion to put your talents to good use? Every team needs a good graphic, UX or UI designer to jump in and help take their project to the next level!

IDEA GENERATORS

Do you have a business or tech idea to address one of Baltimore’s biggest health issues? We need entrepreneurs and technologists to formulate innovative solutions!

ACTIVISTS


Do you have experience identifying solutions to improve the lives for people in Baltimore? We need you to help shape the ideas in a way that generates capital in the community!

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Do you have knowledge and experience with the health and wellness industry? Teams need your expertise to create solutions that can be realistically implemented!

AGENDA

September 24th

September 25th

Check-in + breakfast


Welcome + introductions


Challenges presented


Ideas + team formation


Team formation  


Lunch


Dinner


End of day 1

8:30a


9:30a


9:45a


10:00a


10:30a


11:00a


5:00p


11:00p

8:30a


11:00a


1:30p


2:00p


3:30p


5:30p


6:00p

Hackathon day 1

Hackathon day 2

Breakfast


Lunch 


End of hacking


Demos


Afternoon meal


Winners announcement


End

JUDGING CRITERIA

VIABILITY

COMMUNITY IMPACT

CREATIVITY & DESIGN

Is the idea original? Does the design maximize usability? Would people in the community like the solution presented?

(25 points)

SCALABILITY

Does the solution have the capability for rapid expansion? 

Is the solution one that would also be useful outside of Baltimore? 

 (25 points)

What is the potential impact in Baltimore for your idea? Is there evidence to suggest it will be effective in solving the problem?

(25 points)

Does the solution address the stated health needs in Baltimore? Can it be realistically implemented and is it self-sustainable? 

(25 points)

FINAL PROJECTS

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Mekael Demissie - Rucha Wad - Michael LeGrand - Joseph Cureton - Peggy Wu 

Carevisit

Kawe Das Merces - Anil Yadav - Airy - Jose Dominguez - Dr. Yining Xie 

Team Coppin - DigiHealth

Jamila Guyton - Shayna Hobson - Natisha Willis 

#FreedomFriends Network

Akilah Jackson - Dana Allman - Ihuoma Ezebuihe 

Digital Natives Baltimore Wifi Initiative

April Dodge - Alexey Shchelokov - Anya Shchelokov - Nicole Lee

AI-DOC

Zeyu Hao - Will Zhang - Linna Li 

Manatee

Nneka Nnamdi - Changa Onyango - Vicki Saulters - Kunta Little 

Community Referral Application 

Shashwat Joshi - Abiram Sritharan

Educare

Clare Pan - Nicole Logan - Randy Ellis - Brittany Young - King Yuip - William Lucas

NuChoice

JUICE ACCELERATOR WINNERS

Shannon Foster

Juice Accelerator Winner – MedaPort

Tambra Stevenson - Monty Campbell - Dr. Umar Bah

Microsoft Winner – Where's Wanda?

Nneka Nnamdi - Changa Onyango - Kunta Little - Vicki Saulters 

Juice Accelerator Winner – Fight Blight Bmore

Andreas Santoso - Kenneth Von Alt

Microsoft Winner – Speak Up for My Health: Baltimore

Krzysztof Sitko

Microsoft Winner – Dementia Voicebot

Stephanie Burke - Vadim Polyakov 

1st Runner Up - Eat4Health

Kelly King - Donna Boyer - Joseph Cureton

Grand Prize Winner – Here 4 Reentry 

Steven Johnson - Dominic Nell - Udochi Okeke 

2nd Runner Up - MyNiche

MICROSOFT WINNERS

NOTABLE SUBMISSIONS

TWITTER

NOTABLE TWEETS

TWITTER CONTEST

"Tweet a picture of your team and tell us what you are building at the Social Innovation Challenge using #BeWellBeMore"

Each person who submitted this tweet was entered into a raffle to win an Apple iPad.

And the winner is... Zeyu Hao of Team Manatee! 

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PARTNERS

PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS

MEETUPS

UNIVERSITIES

MEDIA

ORGANIZERS

KAISER PERMANENTE ORGANIZERS

Destiny-Simone Ramjohn, Ph.D.

Stacey Williams Lloyd

Alise Brzezinski

BEMYAPP ORGANIZERS

Project Manager

Outreach Coordinator

Logistics Coordinator

Jessica Johnson

This word cloud was generated from words used in registrant's answers for why they are passionate about the issues in Baltimore.

This word cloud was generated from words used in attendee's project descriptions in the submission form.

Justin Langley

Andy Ahonen

Jordan Bañez

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