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MIT Hacking Racism in Healthcare Challenge

Pre-event workshop: September 25th- 27th, 2020

Event weekend: October 16th-October 18th

We invite you to attend the MIT Hacking Racism in Healthcare challenge, a virtual hackathon. In this 48-hour virtual event, we will identify and tackle systemic health inequities which impact underrepresented and vulnerable racial groups.

During this event, we will bring together key stakeholders, including patients, clinicians, engineers, data scientists, programmers, artists/designers, and public health professionals to form diverse teams. Participants of any background with a passion for healthcare equity are welcome! We invite your participation to work towards eliminating structural racism and its consequences in healthcare.

Your contribution to the virtual hackathon can take the form of participant, mentor, judge, or partner organization. Participants will form teams on Friday, October 16th to hone in on key problems and generate tangible and executable solutions, including proof of concepts, prototypes, and preliminary vision for execution. Throughout the weekend, teams will connect with mentors to iterate and refine their solutions. On Sunday, October 18th, teams will reconvene to pitch their solution before a panel of expert judges. After the weekend, the best ideas and teams will have the opportunity to co-develop and implement their solution with the support of our partners.

For more information and to apply, please check out our website. The application deadline is October 5th at 11:59 PM ET.

The MIT Hacking Racism in Healthcare virtual hackathon is proud to be supported by organizations including MIT Institute Community and Equity, Black Tech Matters, Microsoft, United Healthcare, the PKG Center, and HBCUs.

We hope to see you (virtually) at the event!


Chinonye Donna Egbulem

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