2023 Healthy Kids Healthy Future: A Pediatrics Innovation Competition

How might we better support children and teens managing chronic conditions?

Parkview Health, in collaboration with MATTER, is proud to present the 2023 Healthy Kids Healthy Future pediatrics innovation competition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40 percent of U.S. children have at least one chronic condition or liability, and the management of these conditions can be taxing on both children and their guardians. In order to support children and teens in Indiana and beyond, Parkview Health and MATTER called on innovators and industry disruptors to answer the call. Specifically, we focused on:

How might we better support children and teens managing chronic conditions?

Parkview sought out solutions that support management and treatment for children 0-15 years old with chronic conditions like asthma, cystic fibrosis, obesity, diabetes, mental and behavioral health, developmental disabilities and more.

Meet the 2023 winners

Congratulations to Happypillar from Austin, TX for being named the winner in the Healthy Kids Healthy Future Pediatric Innovation Competition! The judges were impressed with the child and family mental health app that takes the tools of evidence-based therapies and makes them available to parents 24/7. With this win, Happypillar received $10,000, automatic entry into the accelerator program and pitch competition, and a 1-year membership to MATTER.

The team at Augment Therapy, an immersive virtual reality company focused on engaging patients of all ages in ramified technology to improve rehabilitative healthcare, was selected as the winner on the final pitch day and will participate in a pilot with Parkview Health in 2024.

Read more about Augment Therapy

2023 Timeline

Contributing partners

Parkview is proud to also be partnering with the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and the Women’s Fund of Greater Fort Wayne for this innovation competition. With our community coming together toward this common goal, the impact will be much greater than if done alone.

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