Health 2.0, with support by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is focused on increasing diversity in health technology via entrepreneurs and enabling inclusive health technology innovation


The Diversity in Health Technology Conference Support Program, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, encourages individuals interested in diversifying the health technology field and who are interested in, or currently engaged with, health technology, to attend Health 2.0’s 10th Annual Fall Conference. Individuals from populations that are underrepresented in the health technology field are particular encouraged to apply. The conference support will include complimentary access to the annual conference. Conference support recipients will be required to attend the “Diversity in Health Technology” workshop. The workshop will serve as the formal kickoff to a year-long campaign focused on engaging more diverse voices in health technology

Conference Support Recipients will be required to:

  • Attend the Diversity in Health Technology Workshop
  • Attend and participate in two Diversity in Health Technology webinars hosted by Health 2.0 during the year of October 2016 - September 2017
  • Submit a post conference recap and summary of your experience at the event that we can use to create the post conference white paper
  • Submit a post conference summary about specific activities that you plan on engaging in over the year to improve diversity in tech


September 26th, 12:15pm-1:15pm @ Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference

This workshop is an open forum to discuss the need for more inclusive technologies that meet the health needs of underserved communities, as well as explore how to increase the diversity of people working in health technology. Speakers who self identify as an underrepresented group in health technology and are leaders in the field will share their experiences as well as current strategies to engage more diverse voices in health technology. Participants will then have the opportunity for Q&A with the speakers towards the end of the workshop. The workshop will serve as the formal kickoff to a year-long campaign focused on engaging more diverse voices in health technology.  The workshop is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 


Welcome & Opening Remarks
Michael Painter, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Why Diversity?
Jean-Luc Neptune, M.D., Health 2.0

Diversity in health technology, an overview
David Vinson, Founder & CEO, SocialWellth

Women & Health Technology
Jennifer Sittig, VP, Engagement Strategy, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

Engaging and Communicating with Diverse Consumers
Dwayne Sansone, Regional VP & National Head of Network, Technology & Innovation at Aetna


Facilitated Discussion & Q&A