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Help Select the HHS People’s Choice Award for 2012

September 6, 2012

Vote now for the 100K Genome Project as your favorite innovation!

In the spirit of democracy, the public will have the opportunity to vote on the finalists for the Health and Human Services Innovates Program. Your vote will help determine which U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) project will be selected as the “People’s Choice”. 

Vote on the HHS Website: 

In its fifth iteration, the HHSinnovates Program continues to highlight innovative programs and processes developed by HHS staff, often in collaboration with our partners.  These new approaches are created to help carry out the Department’s mission to: enhance the health and well-being of Americans by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering strong, sustained advances in  public health, biomedical research and social services.

Employees use the innovation-conducive environment to create new solutions to solve critical problems in these areas. Through HHS’s Open Government practices, feedback received will be taken into account for future rounds and help guide the direction of the HHSinnovates Program.

From an initial 60 projects submitted this round, we have chosen the top six.   But, now we need your help in deciding which project you feel has the ability to be the most innovative and impactful – in other words, to be the “People’s Choice”.

Public voting is open September 6-September 14, 2012. See two projects that are worthy of your vote? Good news, you have the ability to vote for more than one submission!

The awards ceremony will be held on September 24th from 11 AM-11:30 AM and will be telecast.

More about the 100K Genome Project at the School of Veterinary Medicine: