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Energizing Health @ SXSW Online 2022 brings together an historic digital gathering of passionate health equity advocates to work on problems in the post-COVID19 world. Energizing Health creates opportunities and connects partners to make health more fair and equitable for everyone, starting with people facing disproportional injury during the pandemic.

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Saturday, March 12th | Energizing Health Programming

Purpose-Driven Investing Brings Healthcare Home

March 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am by Home Instead

Home health tech is one of the fastest growing and most accessible investment industries, often fulfilling the specialized niche of purpose-driven investing. While investing has often been viewed as an opportunity only for the privileged, this panel seeks to redefine that notion. Barriers are coming down, diversity is rising. Now everyone can explore and participate in different types of investment opportunities for both personal gain and to improve the health and wellbeing of our society.

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Transforming Caregiving: A Profession for All Ages

March 12, 2022 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm by Home Instead

The world is rapidly aging, the ‘age wave’ or ‘silver tsunami’ are no longer catch phrases, but a demographic certainty. Caregiving, while a growth sector, is labor intensive and thought of by many, including caregivers themselves, as a ‘job of last resort’. Technology can’t replace the human connection offered by professional caregivers, whose training and skills ensure the mental, emotional and physical health of our aging population. Professional caregivers have been undervalued for too long. We discuss innovations and actions that elevate professional caregiving, improving the lives of professional caregivers and their recipients.

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There’s No Place Like Home: Scaling for the Future

March 12, 2022 @ 1:00 – 2:00 pm by Home Instead 

Studies show that nearly 90% of adults 65 and older want to live in their homes as long as possible, and 80% of those older adults believe that their current home is where they’ll spend the rest of their lives. As the Baby Boomer generation enters their 70s, there is an urgent need for solutions to empower that aging journey and scalable solutions that allow the individual to age well at home. We will discuss strategies, innovations and opportunities that meet the needs of our aging adults.

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Space Health: Surviving in the Final Frontier

March 12, 2022 @ 2:30 – 3:30 pm by Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH)

Soon, the number of humans in space will expand from dozens to thousands. The continuing discoveries and innovations stemming from health research in space will benefit not only the participating space travelers, but also all of humanity on earth. Space Health: Surviving in the Final Frontier is a documentary produced by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) to showcase these emerging opportunities and the future of health driven by spaceflight. Join our discussion.

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Creating Hospital Data Transparency During COVID

March 12, 2022 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm by CareSet Systems

This session will bring together the civil servants and data journalists who were responsible for communicating with the public about the rate of COVID-19 in hospitals.

The US government built and staffed a massive and unprecedented reporting infrastructure, in cooperation with state health agencies, the CDC and HHS, in order to get a day-by-day picture of how every hospital in the country was handling covid at the height of the crisis.

We will discuss lessons learned, and discuss a new playbook for open data at the highest levels of government(s), that is designed to withstand the ongoing stress of a major crisis and to improve data availability under the crushing boredom of normalcy.

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Sunday, March 13th | Energizing Health Programming

Solving the Pandemic’s “Invisible Problems”

March 13, 2022 @ 10:00 – 11:00 am by United Way

Beyond the obvious health and economic challenges caused by COVID-19, local communities had a range of issues bubbling under the surface: Americans couldn’t vote safely. Nonprofit food distribution was inaccessible. United Way’s innovation team launched a crowdsourcing campaign to unearth 200 issues to help inform the next problems to solve. They also launched new innovations in partnership with startups to address these issues. Join this session for the launch of our next innovation challenge!

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Nonprofits + Data Science: An Equation for Impact

March 13, 2022 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm by United Way

Data science has the power to move the needle on critical issues. The algorithms and techniques that companies use to boost profits can be leveraged by mission-driven organizations to improve the world, from battling hunger to advocating for child well-being and more. But for many mission driven nonprofits, the ability to capture, use, and leverage data is just out of reach. This session will show how one organization is flipping the paradigm and making data an asset for the nonprofit sector.

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(Re)Designing Systems that Serve the Common Good

March 13, 2022 @ 2:30 – 3:30 pm by United Way

By bringing the best of data sharing, technology, and design thinking together, United Ways are leading systems change efforts that put individuals first. The journey from a family being in crisis to thriving is transforming. Join to hear about a national movement for integrating CBOs, public health and health care. Hear from communities leading change with community voices at the center, driving tech solutions needed to implement responsive interventions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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