Expanding Knowledge. Improving Health.

AN INITIATIVE FROM THE

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Access to health education is a human right.

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 expanding access to engaging education has the power to change behaviors, improve health, and ultimately save lives. Through the Digital Medic initiative, we are committed to reaching communities worldwide with accurate, timely, and understandable health information.

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Since 2016, Digital Medic has been working with low- and middle-income communities to create easily adaptable, video-based health education content to support health programs and initiatives. We work to build capacity for the global health workforce, sustain knowledge gains, increase health-promoting behaviors, and improve health outcomes.

What We Do

Education Design
We help identify high-need health topics and employ human-centered design principles to create relevant, actionable, and enjoyable learning experiences.
Global Collaboration
We partner with nongovernmental organizations, governmental bodies, researchers, technology and distribution groups, and others to produce, share, and evaluate our content.
Impact Evaluation
We measure the impact of our initiatives and continuously iterate based on our findings. We are a collaborative learning lab and share research to promote global advances in digital health education.

Where We Work

140
Countries
34
Collaborators
564
Visual Assets
15000000
Estimated population reach

Sample Content

Updates

How does entertainment education fit into breastfeeding conversations?

February 1, 2021
We were thrilled when Peer Counsellors from SW Substructure and lecturers from Stellenbosch University began using our 100% Breastfed content with patients. After three months of piloting the content, we conducted informal focus group discussions to understand their experience and whether the content was well-adopted and integrated into their workload.
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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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