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Putting Health Data to Work: An Illinois Health Datapalooza

  • Nov 9, 2013 · 9:00 AM

Information for attendees and meeting notes can be found here:

Join the Health Data Consortium, US Department of Health and Human Services, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Smart Chicago Collaborative for Illinois’ first statewide Health Datapalooza. 

The event will bring together experts from both the technology and healthcare sectors, along with public health officials to share how health data can be put to work in our cities and states. Entrepreneurs, developers, coders, researchers and civic minded individuals will be introduced to government data sets already available in, and given an in-depth look to new public health data sets soon to be released. 

The morning sessions will be skill-sharing roundtables with representatives from Socrata, ESRI, and on hand to talk about available tools and resources for working with open health data. Midday activities will include brainstorming sessions on current challenges that healthcare policy makers and practitioners have in the field and an exploration into how civic innovation could help address them. The afternoon will feature unconference sessions, which will be proposed and voted on during the lunch hour.

At the culmination of the day’s activities, app and map development challenges will be announced with a top category prize of $10,000! Electronic submissions will be due by November 30th, 2013, and prize winners will be announced in early December.

Sponsors include the Health Data Consortium, IDPH, DCEO, Socrata, ESRI, 1871, and the Smart Chicago Collaborative. Support for this event was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

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  • Christopher W.

    Hi everyone, We took video of the event. You can check out the full lineup on the Smart chicago blog:

    February 24, 2014

  • Alice F.

    I was only able to attend part of event's 2nd day. I also would like to see archived video, audio or even slideshow of presentations I couldn't attend.

    February 24, 2014

  • Sheila P.

    Does anyone have any information material from this event? I really wanted to make it but had a schedule conflict.


    February 23, 2014

  • Valentina K.

    Smart Chicago Colloborative and IDPH did superb job for showcasing the talent in Chicago. It was very well planned and thank you for managing all the sessions and speakers in a timely manner.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Rohit N.

    Was a great event!! Looking forward to attending more of these. Congrats to the organizers.

    November 11, 2013

  • Jasmin P.

    Thanks to Dan, Chris and @IDPH for bring the community together. Looking forward to continued collaborations and making meaningful solutions.

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Raed M.

    Wonderful event that brought the community, businesses, federal, state and local government together.

    November 10, 2013

  • Bridget K.

    Thanks to Dan and Chris for putting together an great event. Can't wait to get to work on some of the data.

    November 9, 2013

  • Andy A.

    Great sessions today! Anybody who wants to continue to work on the ideas discussed, there's a Chicago Startup Weekend event next weekend Nov 15-17th. It's a great way to kickstart an idea. Full event details can be found at

    November 9, 2013

  • Daniel X. O.

    Great people sharing important work and ideas.

    November 9, 2013

  • Sheila P.

    Unfortunately couldn't make it. Hopefully next time!

    November 9, 2013

  • Jonathan H

    Both Friday and Saturday look very interesting.

    November 4, 2013

  • vera


    October 30, 2013

  • Yvonne N.

    Very excited to attend and learn a ton.

    October 28, 2013

  • Claire M.

    Looking forward to it.

    October 26, 2013

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