UCLA Health has always been a home of “firsts.” From developing the world’s first functional PET imaging system to breakthrough immunotherapies and innovative health care apps, our staff and faculty are always looking for new and improved ways to advance our mission. Our innovative community continuously makes discoveries and redesigns care, with many of our system-wide tools and programs, such as CICARE and real-time occupancy dashboards, having been developed by staff and faculty here at UCLA. Each of these advancements, no matter how small, offers hope to our patients and our community.
We are always looking for new and creative ways to advance our mission. That’s why we want to hear from U!
UCLA Health has launched the UCLA Health Innovation Challenge to provide faculty, staff, trainees, patients, caregivers, volunteers, and UCLA students, the opportunity to help advance long-lasting health and wellness solutions.
Health Equity: This is a new category that gives applicants a chance to tackle challenges related to Health Equity. Vulnerable populations may include people who are economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the underinsured or uninsured, the elderly, the unsheltered, those with chronic health conditions, those who are differently abled, those in need of mental health services, those in rural areas with limited access to care and more. Awards up to $50,000.
Medical Technology/Digital Health: Interdisciplinary teams have the opportunity to submit an early-stage idea, design or prototype that solves a clinical or patient care need. Awards up to $50,000.
Greatest Idea (Financial Sustainability, Wellness): Applicants can submit ideas that will create operational efficiencies that reduce waste, reduce cost, or generate additional revenue. Additionally, applicants can submit ideas that will reduce clinical care provider burnout, and improve practice efficiency and/or establish a culture of support and collaboration. Awards are various from prizes, recognition to funding.
Medical Technology/Digital Health: Closed
Health Equity: Closed
Greatest Idea: Closed