The United States has many challenges that require improvement, like other health systems throughout the world. Historically, these challenges disproportionately impact distressed communities. Many of us are working to solve these challenges by leveraging digital health and health data solutions. But if we do not innovate from a health equity perspective, then we run the risk of designing solutions that are misaligned with the needs and desires of communities. If you want the right resources to advance healthcare innovations that work for all communities, stay updated with the most cutting-edge information with 21st Century Health. Tune in every other week as host Michael Crawford talks to global health experts, leaders, and innovators to find out what we need to collaborate and co-create healthcare solutions that enhance health and wellbeing for all communities.
Michael Crawford is the Associate Dean for Strategy, Outreach, and Innovation and Founder and Executive Director of Howard University's 1867 Health Innovations Project.
21st Century Health is a production of Howard University’s 1867 Health Innovations Project and Voxtopica.
What It Takes to Finance Healthcare Innovations
The healthcare sector fundamentally differs from other industries, as it comprises a variety of stakeholders who must be on board to introduce new technology solutions. In this episode, we explore the unique aspects of healthcare that VCs must consider and strategies regarding how to best navigate this unique space.
Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation With a Purpose
Many entrepreneurs are worried that healthcare is not transforming fast enough, while other sectors are leveraging digital solutions to accelerate transformation. In this episode, entrepreneurs explore how to move healthcare forward through an equity centric innovation approach.
Building A Digitally Inclusive Health Ecosystem
Healthcare innovations only matter if everyone has reliable access to them. In this episode, industry and government leaders discuss how we can build a more robust broadband infrastructure so that all communities can access digital health solutions.
An Equitable Approach to Health Data
Health data enables us to impact patient outcomes for the better. But, it must be centered around health equity. We explore how industries can collaborate to ensure health data is accessible, secure, and unbiased.
Digital Health Equity
Digital health has led to some positive changes, but it is important to understand that all communities do not have equal access. Today, we explore how to advance digital health with equitable strategies.
Moving Beyond Talk on Health Equity
Healthcare faces a big problem – health inequities. Today, we explore how to place health equity at the center of innovation, and who is responsible for doing so.