Palo Alto Medical Foundation Launches 2014 Developer Challenge

Wednesday, June 11, at the Healthy Communities Data Summit (HCDS) in Los Angeles, CA the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) launched its 2014 Developer Challenge to an audience of over 300 professionals interested in improving health at the community level.

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The Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation and PAMF launched a multi-faceted initiative in 2012 called linkAges, to tackle one of the most impending healthcare challenges facing us today: how to provide health, well-being and community to an aging population. Community is the central focus of this mission and the element which organically builds the social connections, which is believed to be the antidote to loneliness and the health concerns resulting from social isolation.

The linkAges TimeBank website was developed (timebank.linkages.org) as a technology platform for community members to connect with each other around needs, interests, hobbies, and shared skills. The 2014 Developer Challenge seeks to leverage data from the Timebank program to intuitively connect and support aging communities. Learn more about linkAges and the challenge.

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