Health Promotion Lab

What is the Health Promotion Lab?

The RADIUS Health Promotion Lab aims to help prevent the widespread issue of lifestyle-based chronic diseases – diabetes type II, heart disease, and certain cancers – through the creation and incubation of innovative new models, ventures, partnerships, and health system interventions. The Health Promotion Lab uses an equity-based framework to support dialogue and action on addressing risk factors including unhealthy eating and physical inactivity, as well as root causes such as the social determinants of health. 

What do we mean when we say:

Health Equity: what we are working towards by addressing the unfair and avoidable health differences shaped by the social determinants of health that are deeply rooted in systems and institutions

Social Determinants of Health: the conditions in which we live in that contribute to one’s vulnerability to preventable chronic diseases and health challenges

Intersectionality: a term first coined by Kimberle Crenshaw- we apply this concept in our work to achieve health equity by centering the lived experiences of impacted communities to understand the health differences among communities and how it’s influenced by the interconnectedness of social identities

Lab: A collaborative space for focused learning discovery and action, focused on systemic change

The Lab is actively recruiting early stage social entrepreneurs, innovators, and community leaders for its programs to help identify new solutions that promote healthy eating and physical activity.

We're currently offering three unique lab programs for social ventures and ideas:

REIMAGINE HEALTH

The Reimagine Health Program is a six-month cohort-based program that supports community members and leaders to explore health equity issues in their communities and build ideas to prevent chronic diseases. Through Reimagine Health, we support you to produce new and better initiatives that address the systems that actively influence health disparities.

                                                          

FOR EARLY STAGE VENTURE ACCELERATION

The Slingshot Accelerator Program is a six-month program that supports early stage, social impact ventures that are ready to grow. Through Slingshot’s unique combination of cohort based learning, individualized mentorship, and equity investment, RADIUS supports ventures to become investment, market, and growth ready.

FOR EARLY STAGE VENTURE VALIDATION

The Trampoline Business Model Validation Program is a two to three month pre-accelerator for very early stage ventures or individuals with a health promoting solution. Through Trampoline’s validation program, we test your business model for alignment in three key areas, daylight critical gaps, and give you the confidence you need to move forward.

CONTACT

Questions about Health Promotion Lab?

If you still have questions about Health Promotion Lab, email Ilhan Abdullahi at iabdullahi@radiussfu.com.