A couple weeks ago, I had just started a blogpost on the White House Precision Medicine Initiative, when I heard that within the HOUR there would be an update from the White House on this very topic, livestreamed! I scrambled, livetweeted, and this is no longer the post I had planned to write, but a rather different one, that has taken a good bit more time than what I had planned. The ‘update’ on the Precision Medicine Initiative turned out to be a White House Champions event. I had not previously heard of the White House Champions, but it turns out this is a wonderful series of events that have been going on through Obama’s Presidency honoring community innovators in a wide range of topics & issues where America has needed innovation:
education (several of these events for different challenges),
libraries and museums,
public health and prevention,
science equality for women and persons with disabilities,
tech innovation and inclusion,
veterans (several of these events for different challenges),
and much, much, MUCH more! My mind is just ringing with all that I’ve missed, and all the wonderful creative innovators I don’t yet know about. How did I miss all of this?
At least I didn’t miss the Precision Medicine event! Here are the honorees, and the treasures they have shared with us, in a very small terse form.
Elizabeth Gross Cohn (EGC’s blogpost on the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation, their Communities of Harlem Health Revival, and their interactive graphic novel. Find her on Twitter at @Chi_Cohn)
Here is the best Storify I’ve found of the #WHChamps event, by E. Keeley Moore.
It’s amazing that there were over 1000 tweets per minute at the peaK. Here is the Symplur archive of all the event’s tweets:
Symplur: Healthcare Hashtag Project: #WHChamps http://embed.symplur.com/twitter/transcript?hashtag=WHChamps&fdate=07%2F08%2F2015&shour=05&smin=25&tdate=07%2F09%2F2015&thour=00&tmin=00
Did you miss it and want to see it? The entire hour-long event was recorded and is available in the White House Youtube channel.
White House Champions of Change – Precision Medicine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi1Tw1narVo