The connection between where we live, work, and play and our overall health is undeniable. Health disparities persist despite growing awareness, making the pursuit of health equity more important than ever.
The Chicago ARC, in collaboration with partners, is leading the charge by investing in health equity startups and innovative solutions that aim to transform community health outcomes.
This workshop will explore the innovative approach taken by Chicago ARC to bridge the health equity gap, promoting collaboration among healthcare providers, startups, and community organisations and setting new standards of care for equitable health outcomes.
Following this workshop, we invite attendees to stay for our Frank & Fearless networking event, supported by MTP Connect's REDI program.
Dr Ken Bahk is the co-founder of Chicago ARC, with a mission to realise health equity for all by reinventing the health innovation model. He is also a former advisor to the Obama Administration and the White House. Ken has served in thought leadership roles for many high-profile organisations, including the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Association for Molecular Pathology, the American Society for Microbiology and on the topic of innovation for the JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference.
Dr Kate Merton is currently Executive Director of the Chicago ARC, and she brings more than 20 years’ experience working in healthcare R&D and innovation in the US. Previously, Dr Merton ran Anthem’s Digital Incubator, and she was the Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. During her career Dr Merton has been part of teams that have discovered new drugs, worked to develop and gain approval for blockbuster diabetes products and is passionate about being part of the future of healthcare where science intersects with the rapid advancements in health care technology.
CHICC workshops are free to Victorian Digital and Digitally Enabled Medical Technology Companies thanks to the support of the Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre and the Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions.
CHICC Expert Workshop: Unlocking Health Equity through Innovation and Collaboration