Expanding Knowledge. Improving Health.


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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


Sample Content


5 Tips for Spotting Misinformation about COVID-19

May 28, 2020
COVID-19 does not spread alone. The virus spreads alongside medical myths and health hoaxes which create a misinfodemic — an epidemic of misinformation — that could render this crisis even more deadly. Studies show that false health news travels farther and faster than accurate information. You can protect yourself with these tools to help you separate fact from myth. When...
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Our 2020 Program Summary

May 7, 2020
View and download the summary As I have had the opportunity to dedicate more time and energy in the digital health promotion space, it has become increasingly evident that improved health education will drive improved health outcomes. The reasons are self evident — more informed people will make better health choices and their health outcomes will improve. This wa...
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COVID-19 Global Education Toolkit

April 3, 2020
"These are really outstanding resources." Raj Panjabi, Co-Founder and CEO, Last Mile Health Experts predict the COVID-19 pandemic will disproportionately impact the most vulnerable communities where barriers to accessing health care and health information are high. There are many organizations working to slow the spread of the pandemic. Our team at Digital Medic is committe...
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Trauma-Informed Techniques for Lawyers Interviewing Immigrant Children

November 15, 2019
By Suman Kasturia There 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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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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