Inspiration

In a 2017 survey by Advocates for Youth, only 26 percent of 18 to 29 year olds knew that insurance plans must cover preventive care with no copay or other costs. Latino young people were the least knowledgeable. Usually the transition to young adulthood is accompanied by higher rates of mortality, greater engagement in health-damaging behaviors, and an increase in chronic conditions. Because these health problems are largely preventable, primary care visits can present a key opportunity for improving the health of young adults through preventive screening and intervention, with evidence supporting the efficacy of clinical preventive services. We challenged ourselves with the question "How can design create an experience that makes young people be continually motivated and engaged with their primary care providers?" that led us to build a human-centered solution, making it easy for individuals to identify and access the preventative healthcare services they need.

What it does

Our app recommends preventative healthcare services specific to the individual, reminds them in a timely manner, and finds nearby healthcare facilities that offer the service and accept the individual's insurance.

What we learned

Starting out with the understanding of people's contexts, we soon realized to shift from reactive user experience to create proactive and value-based care in order to empower young people's willingness to use the resources our app provides. We wanted to create the conditions for purposeful data gathering (users' health records) to drive new insights and incorporate it with a cycle of actions to benefit users.

How we built it

Swift iOS app with SwiftUI, JSON parsing, location services, Figma

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