Happy Hour & Brainstorm: How can we make Miami a healthier place to live?
Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Please join Knight Foundation, the University of Miami's Life Science & Technology Park, WhereBy.Us and Lift1428 for a happy hour, panel discussion and brainstorm on making Miami a healthier place through data and information.
We'll start with food and drink, followed by a panel discussion with local experts in health, journalism, data and business. Then we'll break into small groups to discuss ideas for small health projects we can do together. Come for all of it, for the panel, or just for a drink.
Knight Foundation is organizing a series of events around the country to share the upcoming Knight News Challenge: Health, meet people working to create better informed and healthier communities, and discuss ideas for using data and public information toward that goal. There's a bit more about that contest below.
Free parking is available on site. See you soon!
ABOUT KNIGHT NEWS CHALLENGE: HEALTH
Health—as concept, as systems, as goal—is something every one of us touches and thinks about, over and over, for our entire lives. Few things reach that sort of ubiquity and consequence. That’s compounded now, in the age of mobile and data and consumer technology, by a revolution in what we know about the health of the communities around us. From electronic medical records to wristbands that track our sleep to giant datasets released by the Department of Health and Human Services, we have access to more information than we’ve ever had before. What can we do with all that knowledge? We're doing the Knight News Challenge: Health because we're interested in the answer.
We’ll accept submissions to the News Challenge: Health from Sept. 3 to Sept. 17. Anyone in the United States or abroad, from an individual to a nonprofit to a company, may apply with an idea that touches on the challenge question. All entries received during that period will receive consideration to win a share of more than $2 million. You can find more details about applying, and the contest rules, here.
ABOUT UM LIFE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK
UM Life Science & Technology Park provides facilities, infrastructure and interdisciplinary opportunities to foster the development of life sciences, technology and biotechnology innovations. The UM Life Science & Technology Park facilitates access to outstanding resources and create synergies between the University and tenant companies, advancing clinical breakthroughs and benefiting all people.
WhereBy.Us is an open, collaborative community group that brainstorms, designs and executes small projects that make Miami a better place to live and play.
ProjectLift Miami2013 is Miami’s first and only seed accelerator focused exclusively on the intersection of health and technology. The funding of our 2013 program will support mobile enabled technologies that are focused on addressing important healthcare issues.
Epidemiology, public health, mobile technology and population health management should be the driving focus of the entrepreneurs seeking a spot in the spring class (scheduled for May 2013).
Our mission is to catalyze and support innovation that facilitates quality healthcare services, better patient health, and better healthcare outcomes at a lower cost.