I was privileged recently to be asked to participate as a subject matter expert on prizes and prize design for a video with Todd Park, CTO of the US Department of Health and Human Services, as well as others driving prizes within HHS. The video, embedded below, is intended to help educate HHS and all of its departments on the power of prizes as well as to encourage best practices. Todd and his team are taking a bold and sophisticated approach. Supported by President Obama’s Open Government initiative and the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act this past year, HHS is targeting critical innovation needs, cost effective solutions, improved citizen engagement, and generating important learnings to be shared with other agencies in government adopting these approaches. We look forward to hearing about exciting new challenge and prize based programs coming out of HHS in the coming years!
The HHS website on Challenges and Competitions is an excellent information resource that will be valuable inside and outside of agency.