CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB

BSL-5: CDC’S OPEN IDEA LAB

This team is testing CDC’s Open Idea Lab, intended to help CDC design solutions with real impact in order to advance its mission of ensuring safer, healthier people. The project is experimenting with ways to equip CDC staff with modern tools, like human-centered design, necessary to build programs and solve problems while placing people at the forefront to maximize impact. Initial experiments of the Lab’s proposed features include Impact by Design Workshops (design thinking), Idea Outbreaks (pop-up think tanks), and an Interviews with Innovators speaker series.

TEAM MEMBERS
Erica Reott (Project Lead), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Melody Stevens, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
C. Leah Franklin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PROJECT LEAD’S SUPERVISOR
Salvatore Lucido, Associate Director for Policy, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Brandon Rose, Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Department of State

BACKGROUND
HHS Ignite is an “incubator for new ideas” run out of the HHS IDEA Lab. Selected teams are introduced to startup methodologies for problem identification and project implementation. In the entrepreneurial spirit, Ignite projects are iterative, their impacts measurable, and their solutions scalable. This is one of 11 projects in Ignite’s second round which began on June 9, 2014 and goes until mid-September 2014.

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