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.
We support Doctors without Borders (MSF) – a leading international organization delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care – and their training and research partner Epicentre with capacity building at their Niger Research Center, aiding African-driven research to improve medical practice, in Niger and within MSF.
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.
Type 2 Diabetes disproportionally affects Hispanics, but they have limited access to care and are only 1% of clinical trial participants. The goal of the partnership is to create the first Hispanic/Latina Community Scientists and train them with wearable tech and clinical research to reduce health literacy barriers with Latino adults with or at risk of T2D.
There is a need for faculty development directed to teaching in this technological age to improve patient care outcomes. This NLN/Elsevier HBCU Innovation in Technology Excellence program will use innovations in simulation and technology to drive teaching excellence – developing online, virtual products to both enhance faculty skills and expertise and meet the needs of learners.
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.
Black Women’s Health Alliance’s mission is to improve health care outcomes and reduce health disparities for African American and other minority women in Philadelphia through advocacy, education, research and support. The Millennial Sister Circle program seeks to empower young women to take charge of their health and reduce emotional and physical health disparities.