About Kate Appel
Kate is a Program Analyst at the IDEA Lab. She works on communications, manages the website, and supports Ignite and the Ventures Fund.
Entries by Kate Appel
“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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
Following the recent White House Conference on Aging on July 13th, home care worker activist and MacArthur Fellow Ai-Jen Poo wrote, “It could sound like a broken record to say that there’s no better time than now to take stock of what we need to do to meet the needs of our elders and 21st-century families. But […]
In the spirit of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the U.S. and U.K in 2014 to collaborate around innovation in health care, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) came together with our colleagues at U.K Trade & Investment and National Health Service (NHS) England to host a UK-US Startup Bootcamp. The goal […]