over 1 year ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the Innovating for Environmental Health gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


over 1 year ago

Submission deadline extended to Monday, May 16!

Hi there!

We've extended the submission deadline to Monday, May 16 at 7pm EST to allow for additional time to finish your projects and ask any last minute questions.

Thank you!

Solly

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email spoprish@neha.org and we'll respond as soon as we can.


over 1 year ago

Almost there!

Hello!

We are a few days away from the end of the app challenge. Submissions are due on Monday, May 9 at 7 pm EST. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. 

We look forward to your submissions!

Thank you,

Solly

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


over 1 year ago

Couple Weeks Left + Local Environmental Health

There's only a couple weeks left for this App Challenge and we are really looking forward to seeing what you create! Thank you for your participation thus far.

If you're having trouble finding open data sources, you may find some ideas here.

Remember, you have a lot of creative freedom with your app. As long as it helps to achieve an environmental health objective and uses public data (you are not required to use the CDC's API), you are good to go! 

I've posted interviews with ST from Code for America, David from WE ACT, and now we have insight from a local level EH professional.

Stuart…

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over 1 year ago

David Chang Discusses EH and Environmental Justice

David Chang is a judge for our App Challenge and is the Environmental Health Coordinator at WE ACT, a Northern Manhattan community-based organization dedicated to environmental justice. He answered a few of my questions and shared information about his organization, environmental justice, and the role he sees for technology within environmental health.

Could you explain the work that you do on a daily basis and your work’s mission?

WE ACT is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health…

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over 1 year ago

A Conversation with ST Mayer from Code for America

ST Mayer is the Chief Outcomes Officer at Code for America, a non-profit organization committed to elevating the public and private sectors through creative problem solving and the use of technology and design. She took some time to answer my questions and provide her thoughts on local government, civic technology, and the potential for tech use in the field of environmental health.

How long did you work in local government and what was your role?  

I worked at a local Health Department in California for 11 great years.  Over that time I held many different roles, but for the last few I…

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over 1 year ago

Welcome Webinar Recap

If you were unable to participate in the Welcome Webinar, here’s what you missed:

Introduction

  • Environmental health (EH) professionals usually work in government to make sure the air, water and food we consume sustain us rather than hurt us – NEHA supports and connects these professionals.
  • With the App Challenge, we want to inspire EH professionals to transition their collected data to open source data systems; to open the door to new possibilities. Once you make more data public, you can use it in new ways to create original solutions to public health and environmental health issues.

Environmental Public Health

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over 1 year ago

March 22nd Welcome Webinar!

Hi there,

I wanted to let you know that there was a mistake made with the Welcome Webinar date. The Welcome Webinar will take place this upcoming Tuesday, March 22nd at 12 pm EST!

John Yaist from Esri will be providing information on ArcGIS software and Esri’s developer platform, and CDC representatives will be answering questions about the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network API.

We will be using Adobe Connect to host the webinar, please follow this link:https://nehaez.adobeconnect.com/innovatingeh

We will not be using Adobe Connect for audio, so please make sure to call in as well: 877-618-9472, code: 5519712059

If you are unable to use Adobe Connect for…

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over 1 year ago

Welcome Webinar

Thank you for registering to participate in the Innovating for Environmental Health App Challenge!

On Tuesday, March 22 at 12 pm EST, we will be hosting a Welcome Webinar. During the webinar, we will provide an overview of the app challenge and answer any of your questions. We will be joined by John Yaist from Esri, who will answer questions about ArcGIS software and Esri’s developer platform, as well as a CDC representative who will answer questions about the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network API.

We will be using Adobe Connect to host the webinar, please follow this link: https://nehaez.adobeconnect.com/innovatingeh

We…

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over 1 year ago

Welcome to the Innovating for Environmental Health App Challenge!

Thank you for registering to participate in the Innovating for Environmental Health App Challenge! We are excited to see what you create.

What information can you expect to receive during the app challenge?

  • Welcome Webinar with the National Environmental Health Association, Esri and CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking to answer any questions (details coming soon)
  • Interviews with environmental health professionals answering questions about their organizations and thoughts on what problems technology could address in their field 
  • Articles on public health and environmental health topics

These sources will provide you with information on environmental health, environmental health professionals, and hopefully give you ideas for how apps can serve this field…

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