NJII to Host Code-a-Thon to Create App for Reducing Maternal Mortality

The New Jersey Innovation Institute is partnering with the New Jersey Department of Health to host a code-a-thon on January 26-27 to build a smartphone app that promotes education for pregnant and postpartum women, with the goal of decreasing maternal mortality.

The keynote speaker on the first morning of the event will be Tammy Snyder Murphy, the first lady of New Jersey. Among her many policy initiatives, Murphy has championed efforts to improve infant and maternal health and mortality rates across New Jersey.

The event, “Innovation Challenge Series: HACK ‒ Maternal Mortality & Morbidity Code-a-thon,” will build a smartphone app to inform pregnant and postpartum women about risk factors; teach them how to self-assess post-birth warning signs; and, when necessary, prompt users to take action and inform them about care options.

More information can be found here.

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