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Well City Challenge is back, with a call for community-driven health projects

Well City Challenge is back, with a call for community-driven health projects
The 18-month challenge, which includes an incubator, accelerator and pitch day, is looking to attack the root causes of cardiovascular and mental health inequities in Philadelphia.

Two years ago, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross launched the innovation contest by asking for ideas to boost millennial health across three categories: community and social connection, food and nutrition, and mind/body health.Now, the Economy League, IBX and new partner Accelerate Health Equity (AHE) are revamping the program for its second go.com/kkMk1VHMmk — Economy League (@EconomyLeague) January 21, 2023 This year’s challenge will accept proposals that address three focus issues: These categories were chosen through a community engagement process in different neighborhoods, including Southwest Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia and Kensington, throughout fall 2022.Learn more and apply here b Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Independence Blue Cross

The organizations launched the 2023 Well City Challenge this past weekend with the theme “Community Solutions for Mind and Heart Health.“The Well City Challenge is intentionally designed to center the community voice — not only in asking the communities directly about their personal experiences in health care, but also in seeking their ideas in addressing and reversing health disparities,” Program Director Maritza Pedlar said in a statement.

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