Five Phase 2 Winners Selected September 2019:

Using different approaches and technology platforms, winning designs aim to empower low-income families to achieve healthy lifestyles and improve the health of communities across the U.S.

Each team won a share of a $125,000 prize.

Geisinger Health Foundation

Geisinger Health Foundation: Pediatricians Prescribing Play

Temple-University

Temple University: Developing an mHealth Intervention to Engage Low-Income Mothers in an Obesity Prevention Program

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas: Mobile-Web Version of HealthyNOW

University of California San Francisco

University of California, San Francisco: Development and Testing of an mHealth Intervention Among Low-Income Latino Toddlers and Preschoolers

University-of-North-Carolina-at-Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Designing and Testing a Community Context-Driven Evidence-Based Virtual Avatar Coaching Approach to Improve Access to Health Promotion Programs for Low-Income Children and Families

Teams will now continue to Phase 3 to test their proposed interventions on a larger scale. One team will be chosen in Spring 2020 to win a grand prize of up to $150,000.

10 Phase 1 Winners Selected December 2018:

Each team won a share of a $100,000 prize. Teams were:

  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: Preserving Alaska Native Traditional Food Practices and Increasing Food Security Through Technology
  • Alliance Chicago: The Mothers Accessing Telehealth Consultations at Home (MATCH) for Breastfeeding Project
  • American Heart Association, Dallas, TX: Omni-Channel Technology Approach for a Generation (OCTAGEN) of Healthy Early Children
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Sugar, You Got This!”
  • Geisinger Health Foundation:Pediatricians Prescribing Play
  • Henry Ford Health System: 5-2-1-0 Go! App
  • Temple University: Developing an mHealth Intervention to Engage Low-Income Mothers in an Obesity Prevention Program
  • University of Arkansas: Mobile-Web Version of HealthyNOW
  • University of California, San Francisco: Development and Testing of an mHealth Intervention Among Low-Income Latino Toddlers and Preschoolers
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro:Designing and Testing a Community Context-Driven Evidence-Based Virtual Avatar Coaching Approach to Improve Access to Health Promotion Programs for Low-Income Children and Families