Get healthier with web games

Beyond exergaming.

The Institute of Medicine anbd HHS will host a public forum today: The Community Health Data Forum: Harnessing the Power of Information to Improve Health in Washington, DC. The morning session will debut a number of recently developed applications that use community health data before an audience of highly influential policymakers and all attendees.

Watch it online.

This Boston-based project will be there: Community Clash is“a Web-based game that allows players to compare their community’s health to other cities.”  

The Institute of Medicine and HHS will host a public forum, The Community Health Data Forum: Harnessing the Power of Information to Improve Health, in Washington, DC. The morning session will debut a number of recently developed applications that use community health data before an audience of highly influential policymakers and all attendees.

The afternoon session includes a series of working groups that will begin at 12:15 p.m. and adjourn at 2:00 p.m. During this session, smaller groups will discuss additional ideas and the needs of various stakeholders with respect to the Community Health Data Initiative and how to translate these opportunities into functioning applications by the end of 2010.

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