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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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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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