Cooper University Health Care


NJ SDOH Hackathon 2023

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With guidance from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Cooper will host a Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Hackathon in 2023. This event brings together stakeholders from across New Jersey to look at ways in which health IT can improve the lives of those in underserved communities.

This initiative will not only bring together IT and health care professionals, but also benefit from contributions from various fields such as social work, education, housing, nutrition, workforce development, law, and business. We believe there is opportunity for inventors, investors, and entrepreneurs to help bridge the social divide using health IT and this Hackathon is the ideal platform to facilitate this collaboration.

Who: Cooper University Health Care supported by a range of local, regional, and national partners in the community, government, and business sectors. While all are welcome, we especially encourage those bringing diverse perspectives from the health care, education, non-profit, or corporate sectors to participate. 

What: A social determinants of health-focused Hackathon will bring together multi-disciplinary teams from across New Jersey to create tech solutions to address issues of equity, access, and chronically poor health outcomes for underserved and marginalized populations.

When: Registration is open! Participants and sponsors can register via this link

NJ SDOH Hackathon 2023 – Tech for Social Determinants of Health ( Registration will remain open for participants through October 20, 2023 and for sponsors through November 10, 2023. 

Where: The Hackathon event will be held virtually over the course of several weeks. Presentations, competition, and the awards event will be held in Camden, New Jersey on Friday, November 10, 2023.

Why: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines social determinants of health as "life-enhancing resources, such as food supply, housing, economic and social relationships, transportation, education, and health care, whose distribution across populations effectively determines length and quality of life."  According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 84% of health outcomes are attributable to a combination of factors that fall under social determinants of health. 

Exacerbated by Covid-19, SDOH barriers have never been more pervasive nor effected more people across the U.S. than today. This Hackathon is looking to fulfill the promise of real-world data and innovative thinking to address SDOH.

Sponsors and Partners

Cooper is actively seeking additional corporate, education, health care, media and non-profit/CBO sponsors and partners. We have already welcomed as partners the Camden Coalition, Rowan University, Microsoft, NJHF, NJII, HLTH Foundation, HIMSS, and ONC.

How to Get Involved

Development teams, sponsors, media and community partners may email to request more information on how to become a participant of the event. Please let us know you are interested by sharing your information: .

Participation Fees

  • FREE for general participation
  • Corporate team participation fee: $1,000
  • Non-profit (and SMEs >50 employees) team fee: Free

Discounts offered for sponsors' teams.

Please note that participent registration closes on October 20, 2023.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold        $25,000   Anchor Sponsor, Panel Judge, Speaking Opportunity, Pan-Visibility, registration of up to five teams
Silver       $10,000   Panel Judge, Speaking Opportunity, Pan-Visibility, registration of up to two teams
Bronze     $ 5,000    Pan-Visibility (event signage and recognition, media coverage, etc.), registration of one team

Please note that sponsorship opportunities above remain open up until November 10, but there will be no opportunity to register a team after October 20.

Networking Reception Sponsor (2 available)    $4,000

Event Only Exhibit Hall Table Sponsor (6 available)     $3,000

Lanyard Sponsor (1 available)    $1,000

If you need to submit payment by any means other than credit card, please contact Cheryl Young at

Upcoming Sessions

There are currently no upcoming sessions for this event

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