Inclusive Innovation Exchange

The Power of Design in Health Innovation

How to design inclusive, localized health solutions that improve health access and outcomes

On-Demand | 60 minutes

Originally Recorded on January 14, 2020

About this webinar

Human-centered design underpins transformative, inclusive innovation. How do we ensure that a health product, service, or system meets the diverse needs of patients – particularly those whose voices have historically been excluded? In this episode, we’ll take this question to leaders in the field, who’ve been at the forefront of designing inclusive global health solutions: 

  • Tracy Johnson, a design anthropologist and senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
  • Anne Stake, a design strategist and head of strategy at Medtronic LABS 
  • Tito Ovia, the co-founder/head of public sector growth at Helium Health 

In this episode, we will: 

  • Explore the role that human-centered design plays in global health products and initiatives led by Helium Health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Medtronic LABS 
  • Unpack how these organizations incorporate design into their innovation processes 
  • Discuss the challenges and lessons learned in designing with inclusion in mind 
  • Identify replicable best practices for inclusive design in global health innovation 

Meet The Presenters


Tracy Johnson

Senior Program Officer, UX + Innovation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Anne Stake

Head of Strategy, Innovation & Technology at Medtronic Labs


Tito Ovia

Co-founder / Head, Public Sector Growth, Helium Health


Stephen Rahaim

Chief of Party of the USAID Catalyst Project, Resonance

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