Semifinalists chosen in AHRQ’s Social Determinants of Health Challenge

Aug. 14, 2019

The Agency for Healthcare Quailty and Research (AHRQ) has announced 12 semifinalists in Phase 1 of its Visualization Resources of Community-Level Social Determinants of Health Challenge.

More than 40 competitors entered the challenge, which called for the development of online tools to present and encourage the use of free, publicly available social determinants of health data to better understand and predict communities’ unmet healthcare needs.

In Phase 1, launched in March, participants submitted concept abstracts and prototype designs of data visualization methods. Each semifinalist will receive $10,000.

In Phase 2, semifinalists will develop proofs of concept, which an expert panel will judge. One grand prize winner will win $50,000. Up to $35,000 will be awarded to the 2nd-place winner, and up to $15,000 will be awarded to the 3rd-place winner based on the performance of their visualization tools.

The semifinalists are: