Creating innovative solutions to address health disparities in St. Louis.

This hackathon is focused and committed to identifying and tackling challenges and disparities to health. 

Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Conditions (e.g., social, economic, and physical) in these various environments and settings (e.g., school, church, workplace, and neighborhood) have been referred to as “place.” In addition to the more material attributes of “place,” the patterns of social engagement and sense of security and well-being are also affected by where people live. Resources that enhance quality of life can have a significant influence on population health outcomes. Examples of these resources include safe and affordable housing, access to education, public safety, availability of healthy foods, local emergency/health services, and environments free of life-threatening toxins.



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Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


STEP 1—Select a Project 

Click on the “Enter a submission” button.

Click on the “Add a new project” button.

Enter in your project name. You can go back and change this later if you want.

For the elevator pitch field, feel free to be as general as you want, or simply put N/A until you have a better idea of what form your project will take.

Under “The Team” be sure to add all of your team members by entering in their email addresses and clicking on the “Send invite” button. 

STEP 2 - Complete Your Submission

You can continue to edit and update your project details leading up to the project

submission deadline for SDOH|Hack, which is 2:30 PM on Sunday, August 4,


STEP 3 - Demo Your Submission

Each team will be invited to give a demonstration of no more than 7 minutes to

show the panel the work they have produced. A projector will be provided for this

purpose. This is a chance to share with others what you learned and what you to


How to enter

We are looking for participants from all backgrounds and levels of experience. This includes data visualization experts, health economists, talented students, leaders in population health and health policy, coders, entrepreneurs, graphic designers and curious IT or healthcare experts.

  1. Click on the blue “Sign up” button
  2. On the next screen, sign up with your preferred social network, or sign up with your email address.
  3. This will take you to the “Create your profile” screen. Create a username (the other fields are optional) and click on “All set”.
  4. You’re all signed up!


Registration will begin on July 15, 2019, at 09:00 AM and end on August 1, 2019, at 09:00 AM.

Click on the “Register for this hackathon” button on the right side of the screen.

Fill out the short form that pops up. Hit “Submit” Great, now let’s go ahead and create a project!

Please keep in mind that only one team member (captain) will need to create a project on behalf of the team.

Upon registration, you will receive official confirmation of your acceptance to the hackathon sent to the e-mail address provided at the time of registration.

This official notification will also provide details on the initiative and all information needed in order to come to the location in which the competition is to be held.


Sign up for a developer account on Amazon Web Services (“AWS”). You can get started with AWS for free. The AWS Free Tier includes select services available for 12 months following your AWS sign-up date, as well as additional service offers that do not automatically expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier. 

Create or update a working software application that runs on AWS Lambda and pairs at least two of the following services: Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex, and Amazon Translate.


Sttefanie Thelen

Sttefanie Thelen
General Manage / Slalom

Judging Criteria

  • Quality
    How functional is the product at the end of the hacking time frame?
  • Impact
    Will people use this? Does it make life easier for patients?
  • Innovation
    How well was the patient need addressed?


  • Social Good