Entries by Kate Appel

The Power of You – The Ignite Accelerator Demo Day Experience

“We were an Ignite Accelerator team and our idea was…… [insert your superlative here]. ”  On September 17, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Summer 2015 Ignite Accelerator teams came together to showcase their findings from a 3-month sprint to test their team’s solutions to their key problems.   Demo Day brings out […]

Upcoming IDEA Lab Opportunities for HHS Staff

“There’s a way to do it better. Find it.” — Thomas Edison The HHS IDEA Lab is seeking out staff from across the Department with ideas on how to improve the way their office or agency works. Through our menu of programs and initiatives, we support both the exploration of new ideas as well as […]

HealthData+ Obesity: From Data to Action

Want to learn more about the Obesity Data Challenge-winning app, HealthData+Obesity? Adnan Mahmud, founder and CEO of LiveStories and part of winning team, discusses the inspiration behind their app. Check out all the winning Obesity Data Challenge entries here. The U.S. Obesity Data Challenge is part of a joint U.S.-England initiative designed to harness the power of health data […]