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


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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Reflecting on 2020: A Message from our Founder

January 19, 2021
"I have no doubt that 2021 will be a year of recovery, continued growth, and impact." A note from Dr. Charles Prober looking back on our digital health education efforts around COVID-19 and maternal and child health in 2020.
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Investigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Maternal and Child Health Delivery in India

October 2, 2020
Noora Health and Stanford Center for Health Education’s Digital Medic Initiative began our partnership in 2018 to design and understand health behavior change within health education programs in Indian health systems. This post highlights what we’ve learned as part of our research collaboration. In mid May of this year, when Jyothi was 9 months pregnant with her first ch...
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COVID-19 Education Through mHealth Networks

June 18, 2020
by Victoria Ward, MD, Digital Medic is leveraging mHealth digital networks to rapidly distribute COVID-19 education to community health workers on the front lines. While COVID-19 poses massive threats worldwide, experts predict the pandemic will disproportionately impact the world’s most vulnerable communities. Without access to critical healthcare resources like personal p...
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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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