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10th Annual Games for Health Conference
Back Bay Events Center, Boston MA
June 18-20, 2014!

Register Today! http://www.regonline.com/gfh2014

Three Days to Explore...The Role of Videogames in Health & HealthcareThe 10th Annual Games for Health Conference is coming. Join hundreds of developers, health professionals, researchers, funders, and more at the largest event devoted to games in health & healthcare.

Three days covering platforms, and business opportunities will prepare you and your organization to deploy effective solutions for behavior change, consumer engagement, public health, professional development, research and more.

For Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities: bbryant@dmill.com
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Friday, June 20 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Games & Government Meetup with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

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Games for health as a field has benefited enormously from government sponsored research and interest in using games to improve health & health care across a number of important categories. One of the most active agencies has been the Centers for Disease Control which has undertaken several projects many of which attempt innovative methods for fostering interaction and activity between government experts, game developers, and researchers.

This hour long session, hosted by CDC staff is both an outpost for government members attending games for health, but also a chance to hear about several of the initiatives that the CDC has been spearheading to integrate game-based efforts into its national “Winnable Battles” campaign that includes efforts around:

    • Food Safety
    • Healthcare-associated Infections
    • HIV
    • Motor Vehicle Injuries
    • Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
    • Teen Pregnancy
    • Tobacco

These 10 areas cover a wide number of public health issues some of which games are potentially well tailored for.

Come find out more about the multitude of ways CDC and other government agencies are turning to games as part of their solutions toolbox. Find out what resources are available including subject matter expertise, evaluation resources, government events, and more that might potentially help your project as well.


Timothy Orr

Computer Engineer, NIOSH/OMSHR

Friday June 20, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
B. Patriot Room

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