Do I need to apply to DIH Pathway to participate in DIH Pitch Day?
Will DIH Pathway participants be given preferential treatment for DIH Pitch Day?
The judges awarding prizes at DIH Pitch Day are a group of thought experts in SDoH that bring perspectives outside of DIH and will not be actively engaged with the Pathway initiative. That being said, the organizing team behind DIH Pitch Day are the same members behind DIH Pathway and part of the selection committee for applicants hoping to present at Pitch Day. Though we will give every applicant to Pitch Day the same amount of time and consideration regardless if they come through DIH Pathway or not, we are all heavily invested in giving every participant in DIH Pathway the best shot in applying and hopefully pitching at DIH Pitch Day.
How will mentors be assigned?
We have industry mentors that are topic specific that will be available during each session and also for optional office hours to connect in a more tactical 1:1 setting. Members of the DIH team will be your designated liaisons throughout the entire pathway experience and be your acting mentors leading up to pitch day.
Do I need to be part of a team to participate in pathway?
What do I need to have ready to apply for pathway?
Just an idea of what you want to address! The whole point of DIH Pathway is to give everyone in this program the tools to turn their interests and experiences with Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) into tangible solutions. The goal of this is more to foster skills and frameworks that every participant can use to develop ideas of their own, regardless if it is part of this program or later on in their careers. We would like for individuals to come out of the pathway with a pitch ready.
That being said, this program is meant to build upon your existing experiences and interests in SDoH which is why our application asks you to articulate any relevant experiences that give you unique insight into specific areas of SDoH. We will not be spending much time teaching you about SDoH topics or problem areas, this initiative is best suited for folks that can bring that expertise into the program.