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


Trauma-Informed Techniques for Lawyers Interviewing Immigrant Children

July 30, 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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From Theory to Practice: Our Strategic Retreat With Our Global Team

November 1, 2019
By Kira-Leigh Kuhnert “We are going to Stanford!” the South Africa-based Digital Medic team exclaimed with excitement as we got news, at the 11th hour, that one of our colleague’s visa application to the USA was approved. This is one of the few challenges of being part of a global team based in two countries. The Digital Medic South Africa Office Global collabor...
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Digital MEdIC App Now Available on iOS and Android

September 16, 2019
Digital MEdIC has created an app that will increase access and availability of this vital education, even in remote areas without WiFi access. The Digital MEdIC app allows community health workers to meet at a central location to access WiFi, download health education content, and then go out into their communities to deliver videos and assessments offline.
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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 Mojaddam I 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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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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