Join Atrius Health to Advance Health Equity

| Posted On Oct 14, 2021 | By:

On November 12-14, 2021 Race to Better Health (RBH), MIT Hacking Racism, and Atrius Health will host the Engineering Health Equity Hackathon. This unique collaborative virtual event that seeks to address ambitious health equity goals within the Atrius Health system.

The hackathon provides an opportunity for participants to develop practical, durable solutions for improving clinical care by addressing social determinants of health and other root causes of disparities. We would like to invite Atrius Health patients to participate in our hackathon. Participants from any background and experience level are welcomed to apply at this link. A passion for health equity and social justice is encouraged!

During the hackathon, participants will work in teams to investigate and define a specific problem, identify the driving factors behind how different populations access, engage in and receive care, understand what resources exist and what solutions have been previously attempted to address health inequities, and innovate a potential solution with the input of diverse mentors and experts from the sponsoring organization and the community at large.

The event has four areas of focus:

At the end of the hackathon, winners will be decided by a diverse panel of judges and gain access to mentorship and support from Atrius Health to help kick-start the development of these solutions during incubation.

“Atrius Health is proud to work alongside MIT Hacking Racism and Race to Better Health in our shared efforts to break down health disparities and combat structural racism in all forms,” said Atrius Health Chief Medical Officer Joe Kimura, MD, MPH. “Through this event, we look forward to further engaging directly with our patients and community to advance health equity in everything we do as a practice.”

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