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Reenvision hip protector technology by combining materials and designs from motorcycle protective gear and abdomen shaping Spanx shorts.

Reenvision hip protector technology by combining materials and designs from motorcycle protective gear and abdomen shaping Spanx shorts.

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Design, prototype, then distribute cushioned skirts (out of a material like bubble-wrap) so that a fall does not result in a hip fracture.

Design, prototype, then distribute cushioned skirts (out of a material like bubble-wrap) so that a fall does not result in a hip fracture.

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Hi Bettina, I've learned so much from you already. Thanks for all your contributions to this idea and others. Shall we be teammates? In any case, I appreciate your comments and encouragement.

"TV 2 Tai Chi" is a Community-based fitness TV show which connects viewers with the real word trainers.

"TV 2 Tai Chi" is a Community-based fitness TV show which connects viewers with the real word trainers.

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Education needs to go beyond the lecture hall. 'Roundtable' is small groups of students, alumni and faculty who learn beyond the lecture.

Education needs to go beyond the lecture hall. 'Roundtable' is small groups of students, alumni and faculty who learn beyond the lecture.

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Bring clinicians and tech entrepreneurs together with engineering senior design students to collaboratively solve a real-world challenge.

Bring clinicians and tech entrepreneurs together with engineering senior design students to collaboratively solve a real-world challenge.

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A new type of hospital space that doesn't look to replicate the home but better transitions the individual and family for change.

A new type of hospital space that doesn't look to replicate the home but better transitions the individual and family for change.

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Create a "Dueling Chefs" TV Show which pits multicultural chefs against each other to create healthier versions of traditional meals.

Create a "Dueling Chefs" TV Show which pits multicultural chefs against each other to create healthier versions of traditional meals.

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A bridge between children & existing schools after improving their self-image/confidence through informal education & social inclusion.

A bridge between children & existing schools after improving their self-image/confidence through informal education & social inclusion.

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A sustainable space that acts as a bridge b/w the children, schools & the society at large through 5 defined activities.

A sustainable space that acts as a bridge b/w the children, schools & the society at large through 5 defined activities.

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Our idea is a nutrition campaign in Kampala and Central Uganda tackling increasing childhood stunting and wasting by helping mothers and caretakers through food demonstrations and health education to make a two legume—one cereal blend for their child

Our idea is a nutrition campaign in Kampala and Central Uganda tackling increasing childhood stunting and wasting by helping mothers and caretakers through food demonstrations and health education to make a two legume—one cereal blend for their child

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Thank you for supporting the team!

Parents and family members are most potential people for children thrive from the earliest stage of their development milestones. FIRST FIVE YEARS PARENTING KIT would inform and provide opportunities for them to fulfill their roles and responsibiliti

Parents and family members are most potential people for children thrive from the earliest stage of their development milestones. FIRST FIVE YEARS PARENTING KIT would inform and provide opportunities for them to fulfill their roles and responsibiliti

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The idea is to rethink packaging as to function for:

1) providing information to parents (i.e. rotating labels to tell stories, nutritional tips, child development milestones sheets)
2) be assembled into toys that stimulate children cognitive dev

The idea is to rethink packaging as to function for: 1) providing information to parents (i.e. rotating labels to tell stories, nutritional tips, child development milestones sheets) 2) be assembled into toys that stimulate children cognitive dev

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This idea proposes to incorporate depression and developmental screenings into the already existing National Program on Immunization (NPI) in Nigeria. The specific objectives would be to recognize postpartum depression (PPD) among mothers attending i

This idea proposes to incorporate depression and developmental screenings into the already existing National Program on Immunization (NPI) in Nigeria. The specific objectives would be to recognize postpartum depression (PPD) among mothers attending i

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Hi Bettina, I would love to add you to our team because of the interest you have shown in our proposed project. We believe you can give us further insights. Thank you!

The idea is to build community between an urban park which delivers multiple benefits to children, and a large marketplace where preschool children are  with their mothers at work.  Repurposing simple market goods like cooking paddles into playable p

The idea is to build community between an urban park which delivers multiple benefits to children, and a large marketplace where preschool children are with their mothers at work. Repurposing simple market goods like cooking paddles into playable p

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Bettina, lots of valuable links and thoughts that align very well with the park in Accra!

This project aims at improving  care for child development practices by using  Core Community teams (CCTs)  of local council I chairpersons, village health team members, health workers,  teachers and local government representatives, psycho-social an

This project aims at improving care for child development practices by using Core Community teams (CCTs) of local council I chairpersons, village health team members, health workers, teachers and local government representatives, psycho-social an

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Thank Bettina for the support!

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

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

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Preflight challenges bring professionals into the classroom to engage with students through real world business challenges. 
The challenges give students a glimpse of career opportunities through role models, experience using relevant design-thinkin

Preflight challenges bring professionals into the classroom to engage with students through real world business challenges. The challenges give students a glimpse of career opportunities through role models, experience using relevant design-thinkin

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Having Ebola survivors share experiences can be a powerful way to motivate, educate and remove stigma.

Having Ebola survivors share experiences can be a powerful way to motivate, educate and remove stigma.

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Would you be willing to help us develop this idea?

I find this situation very frustrating.  I'm not going to hide it.  If we were able to protect humans from getting exposed to hazardous radiation and the general, non life-sustaining void of outer space over forty years ago, on the moon, we should ce

I find this situation very frustrating. I'm not going to hide it. If we were able to protect humans from getting exposed to hazardous radiation and the general, non life-sustaining void of outer space over forty years ago, on the moon, we should ce

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Much of the discourse about traditional healers has looked at them as hindrances to appropriate care-seeking by patients in West Africa. What if instead we looked at them as allies and worked with them to develop and provide community-focused strateg

Much of the discourse about traditional healers has looked at them as hindrances to appropriate care-seeking by patients in West Africa. What if instead we looked at them as allies and worked with them to develop and provide community-focused strateg

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Joint idea between Leigh Cullen + Alex Mokori. Pop Up Buses are workshops on wheels that travel the globe, popping up in developing and developed countries to cultivate opportunities for youth while extending employment networks throughout communitie

Joint idea between Leigh Cullen + Alex Mokori. Pop Up Buses are workshops on wheels that travel the globe, popping up in developing and developed countries to cultivate opportunities for youth while extending employment networks throughout communitie

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A first class collaborator who inspires many across the OpenIDEO community with her creative ideas and energy. Welcome to #TeamPopUpBus Bettina :)

Innovation Centre is a University affiliated Nutrition Leadership, Mentorship and Business Incubation  project targeting to reach  at least 196 University students of age 14-28 years in Uganda during its 18 months pilot. The centre will address emplo

Innovation Centre is a University affiliated Nutrition Leadership, Mentorship and Business Incubation project targeting to reach at least 196 University students of age 14-28 years in Uganda during its 18 months pilot. The centre will address emplo

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Thanks for believing in our idea. Welcome on board Bettina.

The Social Getwork is a one-stop web/mobile app to explore career-opportunities leading towards many employment pathways for youth using social media.

[Idea Title by Dave Zinsman]
Note: Social media includes professional media sites too.

The Social Getwork is a one-stop web/mobile app to explore career-opportunities leading towards many employment pathways for youth using social media. [Idea Title by Dave Zinsman] Note: Social media includes professional media sites too.

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Inviting Bettina in our team to hack solutions for growth.

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

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

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The idea is to leverage youth with the freedom and flexibility to re-think, re-vision, re-purpose, re-brand and re-package an item that is inexpensive, accessible, and is used in everyday life to address a specific need for individuals in a different

The idea is to leverage youth with the freedom and flexibility to re-think, re-vision, re-purpose, re-brand and re-package an item that is inexpensive, accessible, and is used in everyday life to address a specific need for individuals in a different

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For a business to grow and to be successful, a company must provide something that employees, as well as consumers find interesting, worthwhile and believable. Bettina adds an infectious "wide-eyed" perspective and an eager energy to this team.

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

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

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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

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

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With youth adeptness at creating and saving online maps, the relative flatness of descriptions offered by most city guides, and the constant loss of information as buildings are demolished and stores go out of business, a mentoring partnership that p

With youth adeptness at creating and saving online maps, the relative flatness of descriptions offered by most city guides, and the constant loss of information as buildings are demolished and stores go out of business, a mentoring partnership that p

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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

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

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Younger people interview older adults about their "Best Recipe", document it, help cook and learn how to cook it, and transmit it forward long after the initial contact has receded into the past.

Younger people interview older adults about their "Best Recipe", document it, help cook and learn how to cook it, and transmit it forward long after the initial contact has receded into the past.

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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

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

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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

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

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A series of structured life-skills camps held during school holiday breaks in Uganda  that help girls avoid exploitation, build self-confidence, and explore their dreams for the future. 

[Summary by the Amplify Team]

A series of structured life-skills camps held during school holiday breaks in Uganda that help girls avoid exploitation, build self-confidence, and explore their dreams for the future. [Summary by the Amplify Team]

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Bettina you are very inspirational and insightful. Working with you will make a huge difference!

DinnerSurfer is a community where users can create and share food with others searching for homemade meals. The platform solves the problems of food waste and unhealthy take-away. What if we created a community where individuals across generations ca

DinnerSurfer is a community where users can create and share food with others searching for homemade meals. The platform solves the problems of food waste and unhealthy take-away. What if we created a community where individuals across generations ca

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Hey Bettina! Loving the adds you made and the thoughts you contributed towards building out this idea. I'd love if you joined me and helped me learn more about meal programs for seniors and explore your happy hour / early bird dinner suggestion further. Looking forward to collaborating!!

What are habits? Habits are activities you perform consistently and typically on schedule. Habits don’t deplete the brain’s energy, therefore enabling the brain to focus its reserves on reviewing/solving other, more complicated aspects you confront d

What are habits? Habits are activities you perform consistently and typically on schedule. Habits don’t deplete the brain’s energy, therefore enabling the brain to focus its reserves on reviewing/solving other, more complicated aspects you confront d

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"Storytelling for social change" is a movement that creates awareness and inspires action on women's safety and empowerment in low income urban areas through street theatre. A national roadshow brings these stories to local communities, along with a

"Storytelling for social change" is a movement that creates awareness and inspires action on women's safety and empowerment in low income urban areas through street theatre. A national roadshow brings these stories to local communities, along with a

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Suggested new dimensions (puppet theatre) to the idea that are definitely worth exploring!

Changing the perception of men as the adversary by co-opting the good ones to rally and raise their voice for the cause. Using big brands and existing social/community groups to multiply the reach for the cause..

Changing the perception of men as the adversary by co-opting the good ones to rally and raise their voice for the cause. Using big brands and existing social/community groups to multiply the reach for the cause..

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HipTrips  -   A tourism program built by youth for youth. Travelers and locals will jump at the opportunity to explore and learn with guides who are their peers!

HipTrips - A tourism program built by youth for youth. Travelers and locals will jump at the opportunity to explore and learn with guides who are their peers!

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Teach to look beyond the obvious.  Create an orchestra with objects kids have found for free that are non musical.   Everything makes a noise whether you beat it, strum it or swing it in the air.   Organize the noise to make "music".

Teach to look beyond the obvious. Create an orchestra with objects kids have found for free that are non musical. Everything makes a noise whether you beat it, strum it or swing it in the air. Organize the noise to make "music".

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I like your input. I will be counting on you for more. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to contribute.

  Working alongside other young people who share the same passion, youth can inspire each other, develop their creative confidence, and make vital contributions to the communities in which they live.

Working alongside other young people who share the same passion, youth can inspire each other, develop their creative confidence, and make vital contributions to the communities in which they live.

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Available in both book and e-book formats, Creative Confidence (CC): Parents & Teachers Edition empowers the most influential enablers to foster CC at home and at school while paving the way for an expanding collection of audience specific CC boo

Available in both book and e-book formats, Creative Confidence (CC): Parents & Teachers Edition empowers the most influential enablers to foster CC at home and at school while paving the way for an expanding collection of audience specific CC boo

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A lot of inspirations have one thing in common: space. What if there was a platform making all those valuable approaches in your neighborhood transparent?

A lot of inspirations have one thing in common: space. What if there was a platform making all those valuable approaches in your neighborhood transparent?

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Thanks for future feedback and input as this evolves ... Best regards, Stephan

Why are studio-based classes only reserved for art and design schools? Studio classes encourage creativity and collaboration. Let's start early and practice often!

Why are studio-based classes only reserved for art and design schools? Studio classes encourage creativity and collaboration. Let's start early and practice often!

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Great thoughts, let's keep collaborating!

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Hi Kirsten. Thanks for sharing the work your group is doing to reduce maternal mortality in Guatemala!
Is the program part of a particular organization's work in this field? It would be great to learn more about what the group is doing.
    "We are currently conducting an NIH-funded project using smartphones to improve community-based assessment of mother and baby." In the photos it looks like the phones are used for certain tests. Are they used to monitor overtime? Is an app being used?

How is long term follow up care organized in the community? Is your team providing care, or are local midwives trained on how to follow these conditions - ex) diabetes?

This Idea posted in the challenge might interest you - BabyStream Pro, " a device where rural health workers can get a streamlined view & update mother's info at every stage of her pregnancy."
https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/new-life/ideas/prda-wip

Are you familiar with the Safe Delivery App? I posted about it in the research phase. It seems like an awesome tool for midwives at work, and also for teaching. https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/new-life/research/the-safe-delivery-app

Good luck with the project!

Hi Anna Lee.
Great idea! Thanks for sharing it here.
As you mention some users may not have computers, printers, or internet access at home. As a mechanism to get Lists to users I wonder if targeting health care providers/clinics, or services such as WIC that low income women access during pregnancy, as partners, might be a way to connect them to this resource?
http://americanpregnancy.org/planning/wic/

Hi Eunice.
Thank you for sharing the link to the research! There looks to be very interesting and useful information collected. http://pma2020.org/reports/pma2017uganda-r5-adolescent-brief
Do you know offhand how this survey is being advertised to women and teens so that they participate? When I have time I am going to spend some time on the website to learn more.

(Eunice I didn't see your response initially. I just came back to the Challenge site and was scanning ideas and saw your reply. I have been an OpenIDEO community member for a while. Here is a tip. When you reply to a comment, reply under the comment - hit the "blue reply" and a comment box will appear. When you do that the person who you are writing to gets a notification email that you replied. Actually if there is a thread of comments, "a conversation", everyone in the thread will get a notification email, so they can join in.)

Maybe link the Website in your post above so other community members can reference it too?