An interview with three teenage girls, ages 13, 15 and 16. These are their experiences and insights about safety and growing up in their respective neighborhoods.
The girls live in low income urban neighborhoods in New York City. Two live
A simple idea which combines playing and learning to promote hygiene and health in young children! Children love to play ball! Can messages on soccer balls be an effective approach to teach and train children to wash their hands? Children who lear
Women, Infants and Children - WIC - is a government sponsored program in the USA which provides supplemental nutrition, nutrition education and a referral network for health and social services to women and children living in low income communities a
"LSA Family Health Service, 'The Little Sisters,' a neighborhood-based nonprofit, delivers a holistic model of human services to the underserved, marginalized, and poorest families in East Harlem through home visits, on site services, support groups,
Children around the world lack access to formal education. Some live on the street and are forced to work at very young ages. The "Mobile School" brings street workers together with street children as they engage in games that target the discovery
Partnerships are bringing energy to rural communities in Kenya that are off the electricity grid. The approach is to create renewable energy incubation hubs in village primary schools by fitting roofs with solar panels. This enables the site to bec
How can we influence care seeking behavior in communities effected by this ebola epidemic? An ORGANIZED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM for WEST AFRICANS in DIASPORA communities, combined with SUPPORT and development of PHONE BANKS, can promote SHARING of infor
As body temperature rises so does one's heart rate. Heat related illness is a serious risk for health workers wearing PPE in the warm climates in West Africa. Approaches to temperature monitoring have been suggested. We do not have a simple low co
There are many environmental pollutants and toxins that adversely effect the health and development of children worldwide. The burden is heavier on children in the developing world where there is often no governmental oversight to the use of certain
A conversation with Dr. Jane Aronson, founder of the World Wide Orphans Foundation, on the programs that this foundation puts into place to support the healthy development of young orphaned children around the world.
A conversation about a project in West Africa facilitated by Family Care International highlighted the importance of educating community leaders in an attempt to mobilize them to influence behavioral change within their communities.
"Strengthening society with an evidence-based community healthcare program.
Nurse - Family Partnership is a community healthcare program that yields quantifiable social benefits and a substantial return on the community’s investment. More than 37 y
Health workers wear PPE to prevent risk of exposure to Ebola Virus. Wearing this in the humid climates that they are working in causes exposure to high temperatures and risk of heat exhaustion. Can health care workers monitor their temperature by w
Dr. Sara Stulac, Chief Medical Officer, Partners In Health, describes learning to doff (remove) Personal Protective Equipment as a SOBERING EXPERIENCE after attending a training for medical personnel at the CDC. The 3 day training, attended primaril
Health workers need to wear protective gear to prevent exposure to ebola virus. Currently due to extreme heat from the climate and design of their protective suits they are limited to about 40 minutes of work time at which point due to risk of heat
The recent press outlines many barriers to care during this Ebola crisis. There are not enough health workers or hospital beds in the effected communities. There is resistance from some community members as to the extent of the outbreak. Citizens
The father of a young woman in Liberia developed fever and symptoms of Ebola infection. The young woman brought her father to three hospitals but they were all full and they were turned away. She had no options other than to return home. This yo
This idea benefits youth job applicants and employers. The path to employment for youth includes completing an online application and waiting to be contacted for an interview. For many youth an interview may be an intimidating, uncomfortable exper
A program which provides a structure for youth to support each other in small groups, focusing on network building within each group and between groups, as they navigate a path to employment. Each member will identify and reach out to their connecti
Improvisation is a craft that can be a fun and useful tool to prepare youth for the interview process. Improv takes one out of their comfort zone. It forces one to be in the moment and respond to situations differently. It teaches one to listen at
This idea is the creation of educational programs that will function as bridges between student and community needs, in underserved resource poor communities. By focusing on identifying local needs and opportunities, educational programs can be cre
How can youth and seniors connect around travel services and the possibilities that travel can bring?
Youth can guide seniors traveling together on journeys to explore their past. If seniors are unable to physically travel youth can serve as resea
Rock uP is an idea for a youth produced radio program at your local college. (The big idea would be to scale this to include affiliates on university campuses and within teen produced radio stations nationally.) The idea behind Rock uP Radio is th
An idea for post grads (21+) to spend time with 50 + adults while sharing common interests, a love for books and film. Time spent together has the potential to create community and friendships. Growing friendships can lead to opportunities for
Building on existing programs which employ college students as advocates for patients in the healthcare system, create a program leveraging the same group of students, who can become advocates for seniors in accessing opportunities for mentoring i
Leveraging existing educational and travel programs for seniors which often utilize college campuses for their programming, and the many summer pre college programs for youth in high school, create a new program which brings youth and seniors togeth
In 1976 a group of graduate students and alumni from Columbia University on New York City's Upper West Side became concerned about elderly homebound neighbors who were isolated in their apartments within the community. They joined together and began
What can we learn from techniques around habit breaking, as we collaborate on ideas to facilitate habit making? What can be applied from a program to help smokers quit, to programming that facilitates recycling in our homes, and in our communities?
Hi all! Jennie Smith-Peers - Thanks for telling us about the National Center For Creative Aging and their Creative Caregiving Guide. Are you affiliated with them? A friend is a museum curator and she pointed me to the great work that Arts and Minds is doing, which lead to my sharing it in a research post. By coincidence the Director of Arts and Minds, Carolyn Halpin-Healy, was invited by the OI team to the NYC Dementia Workshop. I was there as a facilitator and we were on the same team! (If you have time check out the team's idea, "Groceries For Care.")
Carolyn Halpin-Healy Hi Carolyn. Arts and Minds has come up in conversation in the comments here. Any thoughts/feedback on this Idea? It was developed at the Washington, DC OpenIDEO Dementia Workshop, last week.
What a wonderful FB post! It makes me wonder whether in addition to sharing art caregivers will also use this as a platform to share stories as Heather did. Exciting stuff!
I can share the idea and FB prototype with some artists. Not sure how many are caregiving or have done so in the past, but I believe some may have been in this role. I can send them the link to the idea here. How would they share their work if they would like to post it?