Giving Back, One Guest at a Time
In case you were wondering, our guests aren't paid to be a part of our podcasts. Each guest has his/her own reasons and motivations for taking the time to participate, and they take a big chunk of time out of their schedules to share meaningful insights and valuable experience. Contributing to our platform is often seen as a way of giving back to the health tech innovation community.
They don't have to do that, and we appreciate their taking time to contribute, participate and engage.
To recognize their generosity, and in the spirit of contributing to the global good, we make a small cash donation to a charity of their choice. Toward the end of each episode, we ask each guest to nominate a charity they support, and to share a little bit about what that charity does. Links to each charity are included in the show notes for each podcast.
The organizations below are some of those that have already received donations. Please feel free visit their websites, and, if you're so inclined, to support them with a donation of your own.
Thanks to our guests for contributing their knowledge and insights, and also thank you for supporting Digital Health Today!
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
JDRF is the only global diabetes foundation with a strategic plan to end type 1 diabetes (T1D). Your tax-deductible donation will help JDRF bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the type 1 community.
I have the honor of seeing a child’s face they first time the see the magic that happens when yellow and blue make green. I have the privilege of showing them the genius of Michelangelo and the wonder of finger paint.
Our products and services are tailored to the needs of people in later life. We offer travel, motor and home insurance; funeral plans, and aids for the home, such as stairlifts and personal alarms.
Asha for Education is a fully volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit with 50+ chapters around the world whose mission is to catalyze socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children.
EURORDIS – Rare Diseases Europe
EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe is a unique, non-profit alliance of 751 rare disease patient organisations from 66 countries that work together to improve the lives of the 30 million people living with a rare disease in Europe.
We help nonprofits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between) access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place.
Children’s of Mercy Hospital, Kansas City
Kids are our inspiration. That's why at Children's Mercy all kids have access to the highest quality of care from one of “America's Best Children's Hospitals.
Lower Eastside Girls Club
Spring into action and celebrate 20 years of groundbreaking work at our Spring Fling, a benefit for The Lower Eastside Girls Club. The event includes a seated dinner, awards ceremony, and dance party.FIND OUT MORE…
Heart Failure Society of America
The Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. (HFSA) represents the first organized effort by heart failure experts from the Americas to provide a forum for all those interested in heart function, heart failure, and congestive heart failure (CHF) research and patient care.
Spina Bifida Association
Since 1973, the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) has been the only voluntary health agency in the nation dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with Spina Bifida and preventing the birth defect in future generations.
Society for Participatory Medicine
The Society for Participatory Medicine is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the concept of participatory medicine, a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and in which providers encourage and value them as full partners.
American Cancer Society
At the American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention.
The Special Needs Network
Our mission is to raise public awareness of developmental disabilities and to impact public policy while providing education and resources to families, children and adults.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
We're a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
The nonprofit KIPP Foundation trains and develops outstanding educators to lead KIPP schools; provides tools, resources and training for excellent teaching and learning; promotes innovation.
Medicins Sans Frontiers
We are Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). We help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.
To help any woman in London affected by domestic violence and abuse to overcome the mental and emotional harm and rebuild her life, by providing women-only, client-led counselling and support services.
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Maximum Life Foundation
By identifying and supporting emerging medical technologies, Maximum Life Foundation will help reverse the human aging process by 2033 – leading to your open-ended youthful lifespan. Using 7 simple steps, we also show you how to stay alive and healthy until we reach our goal.
Springboard is a highly-vetted expert network of innovators, investors and influencers who are dedicated to building high-growth technology-oriented companies led by women.
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability.
New Jersey Metro Chapter : National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Our mission is that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
American Red Cross
Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed – every day.
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge.
Patients Included charters provide entities with a means of demonstrating their commitment to incorporating the experience and insight of patients into their organisations by ensuring that they are neither excluded nor exploited Read More
Sign Fracuture Care
SIGN gives the injured poor in developing countries access to effective orthopaedic care by providing surgeons in low-resource hospitals with relevant orthopaedic education and implants.
Sepsis Alliance is the largest sepsis advocacy organization in the U.S. working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering from sepsis. Sepsis Alliance is a charitable organization run by a dedicated team who share a strong commitment to battling sepsis.
Lightyear Foundation works to make science education more accessible for children in the UK, so that more children have the opportunity to explore, get excited by, and gain a deeper understanding of science. We help to break down the barriers to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) participation for disabled children, at the same time using science to help them to deal with specific challenges and development issues.
RecycleHealth collects wearables from vendors, organizations, and individuals, and donates them to underserved populations for use in research studies, initiatives, and charity programs. Lisa Gualtieri, founder and Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, is leading a research team studying the acceptability and use of wearables in different groups, including lower-income, older, veteran, developmentally disabled, or racial/ethnic minority populations. RecycleHealth's initiatives explore the benefits of integrating trackers into clinical care, such as having doctors “prescribe” these fitness devices to their patients. Additionally, RecycleHealth prides itself on finding wearables new homes with people who could really benefit from their use, but who would not normally be able to afford or seek to purchase one.
Contra Costa Interfaith Housing
The mission of CCIH is to provide permanent, affordable housing and vital support services to homeless and at-risk families and individuals in Contra Costa County.
Founded in 1994, QuestBridge is a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. By working with these students — beginning in high school through college to their first job —QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their careers and communities.
The Movember Foundation is uniquely placed to address the crisis at a global level. We’re funding ground-breaking programs all over the world, engaging with men where they are, to understand what works best, to help make change happen sooner.Our goals are big, but the impact of doing nothing is bigger. We need to act.
The Rukmini Foundation’s mission is to empower girls through quality education so that we can eradicate child marriage, end gender inequality, and enable a more equitable and prosperous Nepal.
American college Of Gastroenterlogy
ACG's vision is to be the pre-eminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based, and compassionate health care to gastroenterology patients.Our mission is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas o
Save The Children
In the U.S. and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave.
St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.Read More