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A 5 week virtual program to hone new ideas addressing social determinants of health

By Sherman Leung, Jennifer Dias, Katie Hanss

Healthcare innovation has long overlooked the disparities and inequities that our most marginalized communities face on a daily basis. One’s zip code is often a powerful predictor of life expectancy, and recent national events of civil unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic have further unveiled the gaping chasm between those with means and those without. Though the digital health industry has seen much growth and adoption of social entrepreneurship to address the differences we see, there is no better time than now to call for more innovation.

We launched the Diversity Innovation Hub to accelerate innovative solutions that address health disparities in communities that face more barriers to care, and also to increase the participation of minority and women entrepreneurs in the health technology sector. Today, we’re grateful to partner with many healthcare leaders and community partners that share this dual mission in launching our inaugural DIH Pipeline initiative — a 5-week long, virtual crash course for aspiring founders and social entrepreneurs who want to develop their interests in digital health and Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) into tangible ideas. …

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Sherman Leung

Investing @AlleyCorp, aspiring physician-investor/innovator

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