Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation

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With the support of the Aetna Foundation, InnovateHealth Yale offers funding to student teams focused on reducing health disparities in the United States.

Upcoming Deadline: Mentor Application due January 31st

As an optional, preliminary stage of the application process for the $25,000 Aetna Foundation Prize, you can apply for a mentor/industry expert who will guide you through the application process. Applications are open to Yale students as well as Yale medical residents, post-docs, and junior faculty. The mentor application will be due at midnight on January 31, 2018. Apply here!

Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation ($25,000)

The Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation is a $25,000 cash prize awarded to the best student-led venture focused on developing a technology solution to address a health disparity challenge. Examples of challenges include higher rates of health conditions, worse health outcomes and less access to care. Solutions which involve mobile technology are actively encouraged, but the prize is open to any solution involving a technological solution. Applications are open to Yale students as well as Yale medical residents, post-docs, and junior faculty. The winner of the Aetna Prize receives legal services from Whithers Worldwide, consulting from Make Good, preferential consideration for the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale Summer Fellowship (a summer program that provides a $15,000 stipend), and continued support from Yale faculty. The 2018 Aetna Prize application will be due on March 28, 2018. The application link will become available after the mentorship application process is complete.

Startup Yale

The Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation will be part of Startup Yale on April 20th, 2018. Startup Yale brings together Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship awards in one day of pitches, prizes and world-changing ideas.