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Community Discovery Program for Child Health Innovation

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” – Albert von Szent-Gyorgy

Researchers are always working to find cures for pediatric diseases and solutions to improve child health, but we don’t want to overlook challenges related to caring for children’s medical needs at home or in the hospital. Kids, and the adults who care for them, understand best what it is like to experience health conditions, hospital stays, and home health care.

We are listening...

Have you ever thought, “There must be a better way...?” Kids, parents, caregivers and other members of the community are invited to submit descriptions of challenges related to caring for children’s medical needs that may be improved with new technology.

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Examples of challenges and experiences:

[Hospital-based care]
“I found it difficult to hold and comfort my child when he was connected to the IV pole. The tubes and wires were constantly tangled or were too short to allow for normal movement.”

[Home health care]
“My child’s colostomy bag falls off several times a day and severely irritates his skin.”

The Community Discovery Program for Child Health Innovation is sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Office of Discovery and Translation.

Please Describe Your Experience

Please describe a challenge or experience related to hospital stays, health conditions or home health care that might be improved through the development of new medical device solutions. Submissions through this form are anonymous and confidential. If you would like to contact us directly, please email

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