Happy Hour: How can we use data & info to create a healthier Louisville?
Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Please join the Knight Foundation, LVL-1, XLerateHealth, Greater Louisville Enterprise Corp, Louisville Quantified Self, University of Louisville School of Public Health, and University of Louisville Health Sector Management MBA Program for a happy hour and discussion.
Knight Foundation is organizing a series of events around the country to share the 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.
We'll start with a bit about the contest and the great partners making the event happen. Then we'll break into small groups to discuss ideas for using health and data to help communities get better informed about health.
Food and drink will be provided, and there's a bit more about the contest below. See you soon!
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.