Thursday, August 1, 2013

Knight Foundation Offering $2M+ for Ideas Using Data to Improve Health

Journalism and media organization the Knight Foundation is providing more than $2 million in awards to individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations for innovative new ideas that harness data to improve the health of communities.

Each year, the Knight Foundation holds an annual news challenge.  For this year's focus on health data, they will be partnering with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the California HealthCare Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and the Health Data Consortium.  These groups helped develop the theme for the challenge and will take part in promoting it and reviewing submissions.

The challenge kicks off August 19 with an “inspiration phase” in which people and groups share the opportunities and challenges they are facing which could be addressed with data and public information.  Those ideas will guide the review of submissions, which will be accepted from September 3 through September 17.

Click here to access the application via the Knight Blog.
Click here to read about the initiative on Med City

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