LAUNCH HEALTH

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LAUNCH HEALTH

LAUNCH is a model for collaborative healthcare innovation building the future of connected cancer care in rural America and beyond.  The first pilot project focuses on connected cancer care in the Appalachian mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

Design the future together

LAUNCHPAD is a “blueprint” and platform that helps communities co-design better cancer symptom management tools and practices enabled by connectivity.  We encourage people to share health challenges and inspire creative innovators.

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ASPPH: Kentucky, UC San Diego, Partner with Amgen, NCI, and FCC to Identify and Meet Needs of Rural Appalachian Cancer Patients via Connected Technologies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die of cancer than their counterparts in urban settings, which sets them apart from the many communities nationwide that have experienced a 20 percent decrease in cancer mortality over the past two decades…

UCSD NEWS: UC San Diego Design Lab Joins FCC, NCI to Champion Critical Role of Broadband in Rural Cancer Care

Connect2Health Task Force announces Appalachia demonstration project to study relationship between broadband access, adoption and improved cancer care for patients in critical need counties…

FCC and NCI Champion Critical Role of Broadband in Rural Cancer Care

The FCC’s Connect2Health Task Force (C2HFCC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have joined forces to convene key stakeholders around a public-private partnership to help bridge the broadband health connectivity gap in Appalachia…

Jackson County Sun: UK Markey Center and UCSD Seek to Improve Cancer Care with LAUNCH

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die of cancer than their counterparts in urban settings…

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In the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky, accessing cancer care and treatment can be especially complex. Hear stories about health and broadband connectivity.

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We are working with communities around America, leveraging connectivity to build participatory health ecosystems.  To learn more about LAUNCH or to get involved, please click here.

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