Govt and Tech Collaboration in the US and Canada

Mar 10, 2017
Govt and Tech Collaboration in the US and Canada


Machell Town

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wendy Thompson

Public Health Agency of Canada

FL Dammann

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Sandeep Patel

US Dept Of Health And Human Services

Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, and Public Health Agency of Canada present their work with tech to tackle the burden of disease. Historically to understand chronic disease and health behaviors (nutrition, alcohol consumption, physical activity, obesity, and sleep) we have relied in part on self-reported information. The advancement and integration of technology has made it possible to understand behaviors and their relation to disease on an unimaginable scale, in real-time. Leveraging data from wearables, search and geolocation, public/private partnerships in the US and Canada are addressing these public health challenges in innovative ways.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
Track: Health
Level: Advanced
Online: Website Slides