Hack4Equity: Health Equity for Georgia’s Black Mothers event on September 24-26, 2021, is a virtual hackathon focused on tackling the issue of maternal health inequities for Black women in Georgia. Black women in the U.S. die from complications due to pregnancy and birth at a rate 3 to 4 times higher than white women, making maternal mortality one of the deadliest racial disparities in women’s health. This crisis is particularly devastating in Georgia, where the maternal mortality rate is twice the national average.
Hack4Equity: Health Equity for Georgia’s Black Mothers is designed to bring creative problem solvers, researchers, technology innovators, engineers, academics, students, medical professionals, and the community at large together to innovate actionable solutions to close the maternal health equity gap for Black mothers in Georgia. Accenture is coordinating this initiative with Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, and the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia.
We invite you to participate and help develop innovative solutions that can drive change and save lives.
- The virtual hackathon event including developing a solution concept, prototyping, coaching, and pitch presentations will run from September 24-26
- Optional pre-event networking and webinars on topics such as Hack4Equity101, Maternal Mortality, Crafting the Perfect Pitch and Prototype, etc. will run from September 20-23.
- Teams must include 3 to 5 team members that can be located anywhere around the globe, with any level of skills. However, proposed solutions must be applicable for black mothers in the state of Georgia.
- Register today individually to gain access to the Hack4Equity Microsoft Teams, webinars, important event communications, and resources.
- Winning teams will be eligible for cash prizes, public recognition on partner media channels, and post-hackathon coaching from ventures experts to help scale your idea for impact.
Visit the event website today to learn more and register to participate! With your help, we can make a difference for the lives of black mothers in Georgia.