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SMAART™ is a Population Health Informatics (PopHI) framework created to contextualize data so it’s meaningful. SMAART™ allows you to create sustainable, global solutions to public health problems.

The sustainable, global solution to public health problems

If you’re seeking to solve a problem, SMAART™ can help make it a reality. We have no issue finding problems—SMAART™ is designed to actually fix them. How?

The SMAART™ Framework Paper explaines how the platform was designed to aid social entrepreneurs and passionate people with big ideas change the world.

WHAT MAKES SMAART™ DIFFERENT

Unlike other technical solutions, SMAART™ takes a human-centered approach.

You would be shocked to learn how many global solutions aren’t well-researched. In fact, many of them disregard the basis of the solutions: the people it’s meant to serve. Though SMAART™ was designed on principles of theory, it actually produces results by

FOCUSING ON COMMUNITY-DRIVE DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Let’s say you have an idea to bring clean water to a rural village in a third-world country. SMAART™ helps you gather and aggregate meaningful data in that community. Then, using that data, you can use SMAART™ to design your solutions—whether it’s a product, policy, or infrastructure design. Even better, you can retest, follow-up, and improve your solution to ensure its successful longevity.

Sustainable solutions require community-driven data, then innovation.

This approach ensures viability and sustainability. In other words, it means whatever you create will actually solve the problem and be around for a long time.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SMAART™ WITH THE

SMAART™ FRAMEWORK PAPER

A COMPREHENSIVE BREAKDOWN OF HOW THIS TRANSFORMATIVE TOOL WORKS

MY SMAART™ STORY

I was compelled to create SMAART™ when I recognized a severe lack of evidence-based, community-driven solutions to public health on a global scale. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t shocked. How was it so many governments were designing policies without specific, accurate data? How were private companies and citizens creating products and services without having done proper research?

I quickly realized, though there were efforts out there, they weren’t sustainable or even always helpful.

So, a couple years and several hundred development hours later, I am pleased to release SMAART™ into the world. It’s is an innovative internet and mobile-based informatics platform, designed, developed, and implemented to making data meaningful, as well as facilitate evidence based, contextually relevant solutions addressing the needs of stakeholders in diverse settings.

Health does not occur in a vacuum. Rather, health status is embedded in larger living and working conditions. Social and economic policies, plus the economic resources available to a household greatly affect health.

This became obvious to me when I began collecting data and researching urbanization in India. Specially, slums and the consequences of rapid urban growth on the population as a whole, but more specifically women. By 2030, 5 billion of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. By 2050, more than two-thirds, of the world’s population is expected to be urbanized.

That means understanding urban areas on a community level will be critical to creating global solutions to any social issue.

Using SMAART™, my research revealed some very obvious things: urbanization has a negative effect on mental and physical health, especially with lacking infrastructure and inadequate policies. But, what was most shocking was the gender gap. Even in a slum, women have a major disadvantage. What was more perplexing was the gross lack of research and data available in studies.

I realized there’s a lot more talk than doing in the world. I want to change that. I know you do too.

That’s why SMAART™ is unique. I’m creating it to take global solutions from start to finish. From concept to research to prototype to solution. We’re in this together, so let’s do it right.

POPULATION HEALTH INFORMATICS:

Driving Evidence Based Solutions into Practice

Population Health Informatics addresses the growing opportunity to utilize technology to put into practice evidence-based solutions to improve population health outcomes across diverse settings.

While most health informatics texts take a hospital centric approach, this innovative new first edition focuses on how to operationalize population health informatics solutions to address important public health challenges impacting individuals, families, communities, and the environment in which they live. The book uniquely uses a practical, step-by-step approach to implement evidence-based, data- driven population informatics solutions.

Perfect for public health students and students from other interdisciplinary fields with an interest in population health informatics, this book fulfills a key component of the new Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) recommendations for “Critical Components for the Core of a 21st Century MPH Degree.”