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Want to learn more about the Obesity Data Challenge-winning app, HealthData+Obesity? Adnan Mahmud, founder and CEO of LiveStories and part of winning team, discusses the inspiration behind their app. Check out all the winning Obesity Data Challenge entries here. — Local health officials are responsible for promoting the health of the populations they serve. However, they don’t always have access to the most effective tools for communicating about priority health issues. Obesity is one of the most critical health epidemics of our time, and health officers are working hard to address it right in the communities where they live. Yet they need more and better tools to describe the scale of the problem, meaningfully engage communities and families, and generate local support for policies and interventions that can make a difference.
Dear Friends, We need your help. With all the news coming out every day about data breaches, data releases and new data policies and regulations, there is so much speculative information out there about health data. Here at HDC, we see a huge opportunity — and need — to educate the public on this topic, and we want people to hear from the experts.
Most of the headlines about mobile health and quantified-self focus on companies developing apps and tools for consumers to use to track themselves, and their health. Services that pull all your family's records into a desktop dashboard and a mobile app? Check. Apps that talk to blood pressure cuffs, Bluetooth scales, even ear and eye scopes? Check. Cool new watches that let you live out the 20th century's Dick Tracy comic strip in a new millennium? Double-check.
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