Information technology can significantly advance the delivery of healthcare in vulnerable communities. Our partnerships support organizations working to improve health outcomes in underserved communities through the innovative use of health information.
Leap is a mobile learning solution for training health care workers. It employs an appropriate mobile learning approach to train and empower health workers using their mobile devices operating from any phone, enabling them to learn at their own pace and with their own mobile devices while in the community, providing for both the interpersonal and community aspects of learning.
Each year, 32,000 new HIV infections are registered in Indonesia, and more than half are people aged 15-24. The Tanya Marlo project, driven by Aidsfonds, works to stop the increasing HIV epidemic in Indonesia, ensuring that young people and minority groups who are most vulnerable can easily access information, counseling and lifesaving care and take control over their health.
Patients with diseases disproportionately affecting minority populations are slower to benefit from new findings, as less than 8% of the scientific community is composed of underrepresented minorities. The Implementation Science Fellowship Program works to facilitate the rapid adoption of evidence-based interventions to address health disparities in diverse communities.
For many African-American students choosing an HBCU nursing school provides substantial encouragement and support to thrive in their careers while focusing research and outreach on the needs of minorities. The scholarship fund provides each of the 5 participating HBCU Schools of Nursing with a $10,000 scholarship fund to provide additional encouragement and support for the nurses of tomorrow.