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Wednesday, April 7 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Health Literacy: Seeing the System to Catalyze Collaboration: The Design in Health Landscape

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Taking the nod from scientific collaboration across the globe in lightning speed COVID-19 vaccine development, we see the urgent need to break out of the deadly silos that scatter the impacts of design in health.

Quality Improvement is a well-documented discipline and has progressed inter-institutionally due to agreed upon norms and nomenclature. However, Design as a discipline is not measured and progressed within the domains of health and well-being in the same manner. Disparate groups, multi-stakeholder initiatives, communities of practice, graduate education programs, and incorporated organizations exist within this nascent domain, but to date no effort has been made to visually represent their relatedness and the distinctions between them.

At the Design Institute for Health within Dell Medical School, we have created a prototype map of the design in health space, which we invite participants to co-create with us. This map illustrates the landscape of change agent organizations and highlights collaborative opportunities for shaping new paths forward in how people get and stay healthy. We seek to leverage this map and its co-creation process to create momentum to formalize our practice, provoke conversations, bring cohesion to the field, and catalyze change.

Today’s unprecedented times require radical collaboration. We must broaden our view of collaboration beyond our organizations and partnerships to collaborate widely across the entire domain of design in health. The initiatives, institutes and organizations seeking systemic change in health through design must build interconnectedness and collaboration to truly revolutionize well-being.

Moderators
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Amy Wicks

Senior Content Strategist, Mad*Pow
A good beginning is half the job. - Slovak ProverbIt’s no surprise that someone who began her career as an English teacher and native-speaker-for-hire in Bratislava, Slovakia, describes herself as curious about people’s journeys. Amy Wicks’ unique journey started in Montana... Read More →

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Natalie Privett

Systems Designer, Design Institute for Health
Natalie Privett is a Systems Designer at the Design Institute for Health, a radical collaboration between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. Natalie explores all aspects of complex health ecosystems and illustrates conflicting priorities... Read More →


Wednesday April 7, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
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