Designing Innovative Public Health Solutions: Spring 2013 Final Presentatio...

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60 Evans Hall

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Berkeley, CA 94720

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UPDATE (Wed-3-May-2013, 3:45pm PDT): We have changed the location of this event to accommodate more guests. It will now be held at 60 Evans Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

UPDATE (Wed-1-May-2013, 9:55pm PDT): We are in process of securing a new location to accommodate more guests. We are certain that we will be to find a new venue, so we have expanded the number of available tickets. We will send a message on Fri-3-May-2013 announcing the new location. If you are planning to attend, please sign up.
NOTE (Tues-30-Apr-2013, 9:30am PDT): If you are interested in attending this event, please add your name to the waitlist. The initial block of 20 tickets for off-campus guests is nearly gone, but we expect to be able to accommodate more than this. We should have updates for you by Thurs-2-May-2013. Thank you for being patient with us.
Eventbrite tickets are for those not affiliated with UC Berkeley who are planning to attend. Seating is limited, so this will enable us to reserve the appropriate number of seats for our off-campus guests.
Refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to join us for part or all of the presentations.
About the course
PH290-2 is a graduate-level, restricted enrollment, interdisciplinary, project-centered course that is being taught for the third time this spring. This course teaches students how to systematically design innovative interventions and programs in public health. Throughout the semester, the students in the class have worked on domestic and global innovation projects that will be implemented. On May 8th, student teams will present their work. This is the only course of its type in the country. Our course is supported by the Blum Center for Developing Economies and the School of Public Health.
About the students
This year's cohort represents nearly a dozen graduate programs from across campus including Engineering, Public Policy, Business (MBA), City Planning, and Public Health. The diversity of the group is defined as much by their disciplinary focus as it is by their work exeprience. This group includes a former health reporter for ABC in NYC, a clinical pharmacist with 15 years of experience with the VA, an engineer who worked for GE's emerging markets group in Indonesia, a policy strategist who fought predatory financial practices in East Oakland with the public health department, and a landscape architect who has studied why the elderly dance in public spaces in Beijing.
Team projects
In order of presentation:
  • Center for Health Design: Improve the reach of the Center for Health Design's database of usable, evidence-based information on health facility design.
  • Omada Health: Develop a diabetes risk awareness campaign so that Omada Health can give people tools to take preventive action.
  • SOSmapping: Enable Berkeley seniors to better prepare themselves to avoid adverse health outcomes during disasters, such as an earthquake or fire.
  • Nuestra Agua: Redesign kiosks for use in Fundación Cántaro Azul’s Nuestra Agua clean drinking water social enterprise program in rural Mexico.
  • Oral Health Services: Improve access to oral health services at a school-based health center in the Oakland Unified School District.
  • D-Rev: Identify market opportunities for D-Rev’s low-cost, prosthetic knee joint.
  • Benghazi Emergency Response: Design the first emergency medical response system in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Clean Water Downstream: Assist DEKA in the implementation of Slingshot, a novel water purification system for rural communities in low-income countries.

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