Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, announces the launch of its Community Health Innovators in Residence Program.
Cohort 1 is underway!
Four teams, comprised of residents and organizations in Wards 7 and 8, were accepted into the first cohort, which is working alongside Sibley’s Innovation Hub team to collaborate on, design, and implement potential solutions to improving health and wellness in our community. The goal is to use innovation methods to create positive impacts in months rather than the typical years of traditional health improvement projects.
Community Health Innovators are learning human-centered design from some of the leading innovators in healthcare. Together, they are quickly and collaborativly testing creative prototypes in the community to see which ideas can gain traction. The process is the same energetic and imaginative methods used by some of the most successful tech companies. Sibley’s efforts are among the first to bring this work to community health and wellbeing.