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UliftU Website Redesign Commenting

UliftU is a community organization that seeks to provide re-entering citizens with the skills and certifications necessary to become Crossfit coaches. The organization is relatively new and has made a preliminary website designed to communicate their goals and purposes to both partners and potential participants.

They are seeking to update the website to make pertinent information more accessible to their potential partners and participants, allow UliftU to recruit partners and participants, increase website SEO, and make it easier for anyone to update the site to have the most…

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PA Hospital Finder Prototyping

This project is a simple react/typescript app that takes publicly available hospital data along with a users geolocation and finds the nearest hospital location to the user and presents hospital information and directions in a card format to the user. WARNING geolocation in web browsers can be fairly in accurate and this app is meant for demo purposes only!

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Affordable Prescription Drug Guide Commenting

A tool to help physicians prescribe less-expensive drugs for patients (#appsforphilly health hackathon, 2015)

At the Code for Philly 2015 #AppsForPhilly Health hackathon, a homeless person wrote, on a board, "It feels like the doctors don't care how expensive the drugs they are prescribing are." They didn't stay, but that expression of frustration inspired a team of doctors & developers to attack that problem.

Doctors often prescribe drugs without a resource to help them understand patient costs. In addition to the economic impact on people, the inhibitive costs creates an…

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Friendtervention Prototyping

An web app designed at the Apps for Philly Health hackathon in May 2015. The goal of the app is assist a user in finding the best options available when facing a mental health crisis.

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Philly Open Health Prototyping

Important: Read this!

The description below was last updated on March 10, 2015. Click over to our Github project and check out the readme and other docs there to see the current state of the project.

You can find the Huboard we've (sometimes) used to track tasks and progress at Huboard and we (sometimes) communicate with each other at our Hackpad.

Mission Statement

Philly Open Health…

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sheltr - connecting people in need to basic needs Commenting

The Problem: In many cities, there is no centralized information repository to serve the immediate needs of the homeless and hungry. In Philadelphia, for example, there are 40 shelters and 4 intake centers, and an unknown number of organizations that provide food – real-time communication between them is minimal to non-existent. As a consequence, there is no easy and accurate way to guide people in need to available shelters and meals.

The Goal: To quickly and accurately guide persons in need to closest available and open food and shelter resources.

The Solution: A…

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