We’re getting so excited (and Todd Park always is)…about DC

The next ten days are going to be very very exciting. It all culminates in Health 2.0 Goes to Washington on June 7 (Monday). But there’s lots leading up to that which is very important for the whole Health 2.0 community and anyone interested in innovation in health care.

Yesterday at Gov 2.0, Sunlight Labs’ Clay Johnson announced the winners of the Design for America challenge. The Visualizing Community Health Data prize (in conjunction with the Community Health Data Initiative) was won by County Sin Rankings and it’s great—even thought THCB/Health 2.0 favorite Regina Holiday’s painting will be the winner in our hearts (and gets a special mention in the announcement blog)


Today at Gov 2.0 Todd Park is talking at 3pm EST, 12pm PST, and it’s being livestreamed here (have to sign up). Watch for a very interesting pre-announcement about the next iteration of developers. And if you tune in 10 minutes earlier you’ll see Jay Parkinson too. Comparing Todd & Jay’s visible enthusiasm levels will be fun!

Then you’ll be able to see even more about the Community Health Data Initiative at the Community Health Data Forum on June 2 (Weds) at an IOM meeting called the Community Health Data Forum. (The meeting is full but we’ll be live-streaming it on THCB).

And finally, the Health 2.0 community will meet the DC crowd en masse at Health 2.0 Goes to Washington on June 7. At that meeting there’ll be a session led by Wil Yu from ONC and Julie Murchinson of the Health 2.0 Accelerator. You can sign up below.

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  1. DC is the place to be these days!
    My colleague Aaron Smith & I wrote up our notes on the Gov 2.0 Expo, including remarks by Todd Park & Jay Parkinson but also our favorite insights from other speakers (some related directly to health care innovation):
    June 2 is the official kick-off for the Community Health Data Initiative, which you can read about on the HHS blog:
    But first, they really do need a new name:
    And of course I can’t wait to see everyone melt in (I mean enjoy!) DC’s early-summer weather. See you June 7 in my fair city.