According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) May 2019 Vital Signs Report, every year in the United States, approximately 50,000 mothers are severely injured and nearly 700 women die from pregnancy-related complications. Of these deaths, the CDC estimates that three in five are preventable and half the injuries could be avoided with proper care. While death and complication rates around the globe decrease, the United States faces increasing rates, making it the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth.
The goal of the Maternal Health QuickFire Challenge is to discover solutions aimed to help mothers survive and prevent adverse consequences from pregnancy and childbirth.
Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC:
a) focuses on accelerating all stages of innovation worldwide and forming collaborations between entrepreneurs and Johnson & Johnson’s global healthcare businesses;
b) believes a good idea can come from anywhere, and it’s their goal to find innovative health solutions that aim to improve health around the world.
JLABS encourages innovators to submit potentially ground-breaking ideas in perinatal care, including a particular interest in the following areas:
> Consumer Healthcare
> Community Health Approaches
> Health Technologies
> Medical Devices
> Patient Care
> Cross-sector Initiatives.
Priority will be given to science-based potential innovations backed by data. Applications that clearly describe a concept or path forward to achieve these goals will also be considered during evaluation. Please keep in mind that no idea is too big or too early for consideration.
The innovator(s) with the best idea, potential technology, or potential solution will receive up to $200,000 in grant funding, access to the global JLABS network and mentorship from experts at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.
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Johnson & Johnson Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) Women’s Health team, together with Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS invite visionaries to submit ideas aiming to improve pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care for women, making birth safer in the United States and potentially changing the trajectory of health for a lifetime.
The submitted potential solution must be either be pioneering or evidence based.
Please provide data supporting the theory of change or the intervention accordingly.
Application Deadline: June 19, 2020 UTC.
For more information, please visit https://jlabs.jnjinnovation.com/quickfire-challenges/maternal-health-qui...