Expanding Knowledge. Improving Health.

AN INITIATIVE FROM THE

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Accessible and engaging health education saves lives.

Every year, 5 million children die globally before reaching their fifth birthday, mostly from preventable illness. Lack of access to health education leaves medically underserved communities across the globe without the proper knowledge to improve health outcomes. At the Stanford Center for Health Education, we believe that access to health education can save lives. Through the Digital Medical Education International Collaborative (Digital MEdIC) initiative, our goal is to make engaging, evidence-based health education globally accessible and, in so doing, empower communities to improve their own health outcomes.

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Since 2017, Digital Medic has been working with under-resourced communities to create easily adaptable, video-based health education content to support health programs and initiatives. We work to equip those providing frontline healthcare with the tools and knowledge they need to effectively care for their populations, while simultaneously empowering patients with the knowledge they need to improve their own health outcomes.

What We Do

Education Design
We design learning experiences that change behaviors and address high impact health needs. Our human-centered design process yields content that is localized, effective, and continuously improving and scalable.
Global Collaboration
We build strategic collaborations to increase global access to targeted health education. Our Digital MEdIC content currently reaches hundreds of thousands of learners through online platforms and our mobile app.
Impact Evaluation
We conduct rigorous impact evaluations to measure knowledge acquisition and long-term health outcomes. Our research team is pushing the frontier of digital health education, and creating a blueprint for the future.

Where We Work

10
Countries
16
Collaborators
244
Videos
384400
Learners

Sample Content

Updates

Trauma-Informed Techniques for Lawyers Interviewing Immigrant Children

July 30, 2019
By Suman KasturiaThere are many voices dominating the conversation on immigration that we, living in the US, hear through news media on a daily basis. One year ago, we heard a recording of children crying just after being forcibly separated from their families at the border—painful, and striking, it called our collective attention to the voices we rarely hear.With su...
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Designing Distance Learning Spaces in Rural Rwanda

April 29, 2019
University of Global Health Equity and Stanford Center for Health Education team up to transform the classroom experience in Rwanda.By Erfan MojaddamI landed in Kigali on a Saturday evening. It was my first trip to Rwanda and on the shuttle ride to the hotel I was surprised by the calm atmosphere of the capital city. I was visiting Rwanda on behalf of Stanford to assis...
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Jayadeva: Manoj’s Story

March 21, 2019
On the 7th floor inpatient ward of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology (SJIC) in Bangalore, we met Manoj — a boy whose last day of school in 9th standard coincided with the week of his heart surgery. On the day we met, he was exactly one week away from the scheduled surgery.Manoj and his mother had spent the earlier part of the afternoon participating in one of Noora...
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Human-Centered Design of Video-Based Health Education

February 5, 2019
We're pleased to share our recently published research paper on Human-Centered Design of Global Health Education, by Maya Adam, MD; Shannon A McMahon, MHS, PhD; Charles Prober, MD; Till Bärnighausen, MD, ScD.Paper link: https://www.jmir.org/2019/1/e12128/
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Our Collaborators

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Hilary Goeiman, Western Cape Department of Health
We are really thankful for your partnership and openness, openness in terms of content to ensure there is alignment...the open relationship to be able to say ‘this needs tweaked here’. It’s really co-creation.
Hilary Goeiman
Western Cape Department of Health - South Africa

 

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