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Click to give!

Sarah Hickox had this amazing idea in her blog post (http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/click-to-give) which featured web sites which give food to the hungry with one click.



As this is Sarah's idea I'm not using this as my own evidence for ACT2, but I thought it would be useful to have a post with as many similar 'click to give daily' web sites donating to worldwide causes as I could find, as a quick-click… Continue

Added by Riko Kamachi on March 29, 2010 at 1:36pm — 2 Comments

Single link

The US Government Printing Office just sent this out on the FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program) listserv: http://www.gpo.gov/pdfs/news-media/press/10news12.pdf

It a set of links to all of the wording of the now-(in)famous healthcare bill as well as the debate surrounding it, and the vote.

Added by Thomas Pinkerton on March 24, 2010 at 2:29am — 2 Comments

ACT1: Josh Nesbit and FrontlineSMS: Medic

I've decided to shadow Josh Nesbit, the man responsible for starting FrontlineSMS:Medic and Hope Phones. I'm now following him on Twitter, as well as the RSS feed for his blog and the RSS feed for FrontlineSMS:Medic…


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Added by Alexander Freeman-Smith on March 23, 2010 at 5:35am — 1 Comment

Design Innovation for Affordability: Embrace Infant Incubator Saves Lives

The Embrace baby incubator encompa**** many key points referenced in our briefing:



  • Innovation (often) comes from constrain
  • Listen to the right people
  • Do the hard work needed to find a simple solution
  • Make it inexpensive.
  • talk to the people who have the problem – and LISTEN to what they have to say
  • think and act big – don’t do anything that can’t reach a million people
  • design for measurable improvement in the lives of more…
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Added by Margarita Quihuis on March 19, 2010 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

Intel as Healthcare Reform??!

Intel is a chip maker right? Well that's what I thought too. Then I happened upon Eric Dishman, Intel Fellow for the Digital Health Group and Director for Health Innovation and Policy. Like many things on the internet I stumbled upon Mr. Dishman accidently while browsing through TED TV. I happened upon his address at TEDMED entitled "Take… Continue

Added by Kevin Richardson on March 17, 2010 at 3:38am — No Comments

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It's impossible to find a good solution to a problem you don't understand. I think that the first place to start when looking for a solution is understanding the problem by listening to the people it impacts the most. The knowledge one gains creates a foundation for a solution to be built on.Listening to the right people also leads to understanding the circ***tances of the problem: what other social, cultural or political elements contribute to this problem? What has already been tried? Who…See More
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