A podcast for social entrepreneurs, global development funders, nonprofit leaders and anyone grappling with the challenge of how to build solutions that are both immensely impactful and also achieve high-growth. Join Dimagi CEO and co-founder, Jonathan Jackson, along with co-host Amie Vaccaro as we unpack learnings from 20 years building digital solutions for global health and development, explore barriers to and opportunities for high-impact growth, and speak with industry leaders from around the world.
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Empowering Healthcare Access: How the US Digital Service at CMS is shaping policies and creating an equitable digital future
In this insightful podcast episode, we feature guests Andrea Fletcher, Chief Digital Strategy Officer, and Remy DeCausemaker, Open Source Lead at the Digital Service at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), discussing the critical role of digital technology in shaping healthcare strategies within the U.S. government. The discussion delves into the intersections of technology, healthcare, and government strategies, emphasizing the significance of open source collaboration, addressing challenges, and preparing for the future of healthcare systems. Hear fresh perspectives on AI, privacy-enhancing technologies, and the importance of AI transparency in policies.
Equity and AI in Global Health: leveraging AI to benefit underserved populations and dispel Inequitable Dystopia
In part 2 of this series on Artificial Intelligence, Jonathan Jackson and Brian DeRenzi, Dimagi’s Research and Data team lead, openly talk about the rapid evolution of AI, its vast potential, and what Dimagi has been up to over the last few months since winning the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges grant to build a frontline worker coaching chatbot. In this candid conversation, they discuss the value of collaboration, the ethical and philosophical considerations of AI as a tool to empower, rather than replace human services, the looming threat of inequitable dystopia and ways that we are partnering with other organizations to ensure that the benefits of this new technology are spread equitably.
Category Design and why it matters for Global Health and Development Organizations engaged in Breakthrough Work
Our co-hosts are joined by thirteen-time #1 bestselling co-author and pioneer in Category Design, Chris Lochead, to discuss Category Design, and how it's relevant for NGOs and social impact organizations. He delves into the fundamentals while offering insights on how to shift from the current competitive state to a new, transformative future. This episode is brimming with compelling story examples such as the women's labor movement and its powerful tagline of “equal pay for equal work”. He also shares a personal anecdote about a home-based climate change response in Santa Cruz, where he employed out-of-the-box thinking to get multiple stakeholders to buy-in for a bigger change. If you are a NGO or social impact organization engaged in breakthrough work, then this episode is for you.
Why Category Design matters for NGOs and social impact organizations
Reframing problems in a way that captures attention and makes people feel invested in your cause
How to think beyond the present to envision a different future
The importance of language and framing for creating category buy-in
Manifestos that bring to life the different future an organization aims to create
Warning: This podcast contains explicit language and unfiltered conversations – listener discretion is advised.
Reimagining Tuberculosis Treatment and Care: Putting People at the Center of Tech Innovation with Jackie Huh
STOP TB has an ambitious objective driving the RTC initiative: ending global tuberculosis epidemic by 2030. In this episode, we talk about the innovative efforts taken by STOP TB's Reimagining TB Care initiative, addressing the intricate challenges of combating tuberculosis through comprehensive 360-degree, people-centered approach.
Our guest speaker, Jackie Huh from Stop TB, will share insights on her initiative "Reminagining TB Care" and discuss the importance of putting people at the center of technology innovations. Within this context, we explore the core objectives of RTC, gaining valuable insight into the notable advancements achieved thus far, obstacles faced & strategies RTC employs to overcome these challenges, all while keeping their focus on what matters most – the people.
Exploring the world of healthcare driven by technology, our conversation also features Kelly Collins of SureAdhere who has brilliantly recognized the potential of technology while keeping the essence of people-centered care, with SureAdhere’s VDOT. We will explore how Kelly's endeavors seamlessly align with the evolving landscape of global healthcare, particularly in TB.
Moreover, we'll discuss the possibilities of collaboration among organizers, governments, and providers, all converging with a shared vision.
Enabling and Elevating Community Health Workers across the US: Insights from MHP Salud’s Impact Delivery Approach to Technology
Co-hosts Jonathan Jackson and Amie Vaccaro are joined by MHP Salud’s CEO, Dr. Maggie Dante and Data and Evaluation Analyst, Rachel Udow. MHP Salud is championing Community Health Workers across the US both within their organization and through training and consulting on how to best integrate CHW programs. Over the last decade, MHP Salud has been on a digital transformation journey - leveraging technology to improve service delivery. The conversation unpacks many of the best practices the organization has developed to leverage digital to deliver impact at scale.
Topics discussed:How MHP Salud has used one technology platform to deepen and improve impact over timeMHP Salud’s digitization journey, including expanding use cases of CommCare across programsHow the organization has developed the human capacity and processes to support a long term Impact Delivery approachThe role of user-centered design and training in successful technology implementation.The significance of buy-in from CHWs and creating a culture of validationThe integration of technology, including CommCare and Tableau, to improve efficiency and save costsInsights on strategic thinking, recruitment challenges, and long-term sustainability in community health programsRelated
Learn more about MHP Salud: https://mhpsalud.co/about
Access MHP Salud resources and social media: https://bit.ly/m/mhpsalud
CHW Core Consensus Project: https://www.c3project.org/
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Hosts: Jonathan Jackson and Amie Vaccaro
Introducing Impact Delivery: Raising the Bar for Digital In Global Health & Development
Social impact organizations and governments worldwide are under immense pressure to do more with less. We are confronting an array of complex, constantly-evolving pressures ranging from economic uncertainty, humanitarian crises, inflation, pandemics, and climate change. All of this means we need to deliver more services to more people. And, we often need to do it with flat or decreasing levels of funding.
Digital solutions have the potential to help us do more with less, to create more value for every dollar invested. But most digital transformations either fail outright, or fail to create this sustained value.
In today’s episode, Jonathan Jackson and Amie Vaccaro explore a new approach called Impact Delivery designed to address the challenges we are facing in global health in development and the ways technology can and must step up to better deliver on its potential in creating a world where everyone has access to the services they need to thrive.
How technology is failing global health and development
Why a new approach is needed
The three pillars of Impact Delivery: Better Impact, More Impact and Sustained Impact
Tangible examples of what each pillar looks like in practice
What this approach means for social impact organizations and governments
Valuable insights for upcoming social entrepreneurs
If you are looking to enter or expand into the social impact space, the episodes in this podcast have valuable insights on what it takes to be financially sustainable and have an impact. Each episode builds on the last to explore the learnings over the years.
Powerful, impactful, valuable
Incredible podcast packed with countless insights, dynamic conversations and a rare inside view in what it takes to survive and thrive as a tech innovator in the development sector. Hearing unique voices across a spectrum of geographies, roles, and context adds a depth otherwise not easily heard from the social impact field.