Humanitarian Health Design Hackathon at Johns Hopkins University

The Humanitarian Health Design Hackathon at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) will connect team members from both Baltimore and Gaza over the course of a week to address some of the most pressing healthcare challenges facing refugees in the Gaza Strip. The theme will be “Empowering First Responders ” in Gaza.

What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is an intensive design sprint-like event that brings together participants from multidisciplinary backgrounds and areas of expertise to solve a targeted problem. Hackathons are often used as a great venue to quickly develop novel solutions and technologies.

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Dates: June 23rd – July 1st, 2018; to register, please visit:
Expected Time Commitment: Hackathon participants are expected to participate full-time during the weekends of June 23-June 24 and June 30-July 1. During the week of June 25-June 29, participants will be expected to call in for joint sessions from 9 AM – 10 AM EST. Outside of these call-in sessions, participants will be expected to work remotely with their team members on their own agreed upon schedules.

Saturday June 23 : 8:00 AM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday June 24 : 8:00 AM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Monday June 25 – Friday June 29 : Teams work together remotely on their own time, aside from a joint call-in
session from 9 AM EST – 10 AM EST
Saturday June 30 : 8:00 AM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday July 1 : 8:00 AM EST – 12:00 PM EST

Who: Students undergoing Medical, Nursing, Public Health, Engineering, Design, and Business educational training.

Where: Clark Hall Rm. 110, Rm. 210, Rm. 311B, Design Studio East & West, Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-2608

Lecture Topics:
1. Introduction to the Region, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, status of Palestinian refugees in Gaza
2. Principles of Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design
3. Case studies of Engineering Health Solutions in Humanitarian Crises Settings
4. Johns Hopkins University Emergency Care Overview
a. What is emergency care?
b. Emergency care pathway
c. Basic First Aid Care and CPR Training
5. Gaza Emergency Care Overview
a. Emergency response/referral pathway
b. Barriers to care
6. Gaza First Responder Challenges
7. Baltimore EMT/Emergency Responder
8. Community Mental Health

We look forward to seeing you there!

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