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48 Health Care Social Innovations

From Smart Cars to Mini Chains to Clean Water Providers

— July 13, 2013 — Social Good
These health care social innovations range from smart cars to mini chains and clean water providers. One that is particularly interesting when it comes to social enterprise and social business is Community Catalysts, a community interest company (CIC) in the United Kingdom. "Headings like ‘social care’, ‘health care’, ‘community’ and ‘housing’ broadly describe the areas in which we operate but labels bring their own limitations," they write on their own welcome page. With this in mind we try hard not to limit our thinking to the conventional and are always willing and able to look for radically imaginative solutions that cross sectors and join up dots in unexpected ways."

There is more here in terms of health care social innovations, some products exclusively and others focused on more holistic services.
4.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
48
Not-for-Profit Medical Care
Not-for-Profit Medical Care
Derbyshire Health United Provides After Hours Access to Doctors
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47
Message-Establishing Videos
Message-Establishing Videos
Penda Means Love Discusses Penda Health's Initiative in Kenya
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46
Community Health Commitments
Community Health Commitments
Alliance of Chicago Has Been Serving Low-Income Communities Since '97
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45
Peer-Influenced Pilot Projects
Peer-Influenced Pilot Projects
Sucre Blue is Running a Campaign for Medical Interventions in India
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44
Job-Creating Recycling Programs
Job-Creating Recycling Programs
Bangladesh's 'Waste Concern' is an Eco Social Business with Bite
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43
Children's Disease Management Games
Children's Disease Management Games
My Zoo Pets is a Finalist for the Echoing Green Fellowship
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42
Local Time Banking Communities
Local Time Banking Communities
Hour Exchange Portland Has Residents Trading Services
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41
Mini Health Center Chains
Mini Health Center Chains
Access Afya is a Social Enterprise with Small, High-Tech Care Sites
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40
Social Enterprise Financing
Social Enterprise Financing
'Big Issue Invest' is a Social Business that Invests in Others
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39
Community-Based Sustaining Charities
Community-Based Sustaining Charities
The Centre for Better Health Operates Two Social Enterprises
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38
Global Goods Tracking Sites
Global Goods Tracking Sites
The iuMAP Project Tracks and Maps Global Social Enterprise
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37
Holistic Clean Water Providers
Holistic Clean Water Providers
The HealthPoint Services 'WaterFirst' Project Melds Various Models
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36
Health Care Smart Cards
Health Care Smart Cards
Changamka Microhealth Ltd is an Outpatient Company in Kenya
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35
Globally Involved Enterprises
Globally Involved Enterprises
HP Global Social Innovation Benefits the World Through Community
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34
For-Profit Venture Accelerators
For-Profit Venture Accelerators
Good Company Incubates Businesses with a Social Mission
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33
Micro-Health Insurance
Micro-Health Insurance
Naya Jeevan Makes Healthcare a Reality for Low Income Employees
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32
Mobile Life-Saving Enterprises
Mobile Life-Saving Enterprises
Dial 1298 Provides Emergency Medical Attention to Individuals
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31
Digital Rural Medicine
Digital Rural Medicine
mDiagnostica Leverages Mobile Tech for More Efficient Healthcare
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30
Surgery Sponsoring Web Donations
Surgery Sponsoring Web Donations
Watsi is Making Medical Care Affordable for the Developing World
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29
Community-Built Solutions
Community-Built Solutions
Mama Hope Doesn't Adhere to a 'One Size Fits All' Model
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28
Socially Responsible Healthcare Companies
Socially Responsible Healthcare Companies
Novo Nordisk is a Danish Triple Bottom Line Business
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27
For-Profits Women's Clinics (UPDATE)
For-Profits Women's Clinics (UPDATE)
Penda Health Sees its First Patients in Kenya
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26
Social Street Papers
Social Street Papers
Real Issues Magazine Empowers Communities Marginalized by Poverty
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25
Ethical Artisan-Empowering Organizations
Ethical Artisan-Empowering Organizations
Shopping for a Change is a Globally Minded Non-Profit
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24
Imaginative Care Supporters
Imaginative Care Supporters
Community Catalysts Develops Radical Solutions to Social Issues
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23
Anti-Oppression Accessories
Anti-Oppression Accessories
Priya Provides Sex Crime Victims the Chance to Change Their Lives
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22
Lower-Income Maternity Hospitals
Lower-Income Maternity Hospitals
LifeSpring Provides Market-Based Health Care
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21
Social Enterprise Clinics
Social Enterprise Clinics
Penda Health Offers Specialized Medical Care to Women in Kenya
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20
Eco-Certified Athletic Balls
Eco-Certified Athletic Balls
Fair Trade Sports is a North American Purpose-Driven Company
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19
Sustainable, Empowering Rugs
Sustainable, Empowering Rugs
'Arzu Studio Hope' Offers Employment to Women in Afghanistan
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18
Social Advisory Firms
Social Advisory Firms
Intellecap is a ‘Think and Do' Tank With Market-Based Strategies
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17
Sustaining Rural Development
Sustaining Rural Development
Barefoot College Supports Professionals in the Majority World
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16
Women-Liberating Apparel
Women-Liberating Apparel
Sak Saum Aims to Sustain Its Organization Through Their Clothing
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15
Digital Therapy Apps
Digital Therapy Apps
Buddy is a Start-Up Supporting Health Services
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14
Remote Healthcare Technologies
Remote Healthcare Technologies
iKure is a Kolkata-Based Delivery Platform for India
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13
Block-Printed Artisan Clothing
Block-Printed Artisan Clothing
Mata Traders Fuses Style and Ethics with Fair Trade Cooperatives
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12
Opportunity-Generating Accessories
Opportunity-Generating Accessories
'Hands Up Not Handouts' Uses Business for Positive Change
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11
Do-Good Sunglasses
Do-Good Sunglasses
The SHAUNS SHADES ‘Buy One Give Sight' Mission is Inspiring
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10
Fair Trade Statement Jewelry
Fair Trade Statement Jewelry
Raven + Lily Features Collections Benefiting HIV-Positive Women
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9
Energy Poverty Entrepreneurs
Energy Poverty Entrepreneurs
Solar Sister Targets Women to Sell Lamps and Improve Livelihoods
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8
Edgy Fashion Co-Ops
Edgy Fashion Co-Ops
Fair Trade 'Of Rags' Combines NYC Style with Ghanaian Fashion
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7
Artistan-Crafted Clutches
Artistan-Crafted Clutches
Ann & Arayata Creates Sustainable Income For Filipino Craftspeople
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6
Eye-Opening Photography Programs
Eye-Opening Photography Programs
EPHAS Teaches Students to Use Pictures to Tell Stories
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5
Kenyan Running Apparel
Kenyan Running Apparel
Kourage Athletics Supports Livelihoods Through Job Creation
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4
Hip Handwoven Attire
Hip Handwoven Attire
Bhalo Employs Rural Bangladeshi Women to Produce Fair Trade Fashion
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3
Utopic Eco Villages
Utopic Eco Villages
Costa Rica's Kopali Communities Adheres to the Triple Bottom Line
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2
Sustainable Hipster Fashion
Sustainable Hipster Fashion
'Threads for Thought' is Eco and Donates Proceeds for Good
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1
Disabled Artisan Jewelry Collections
Disabled Artisan Jewelry Collections
The People Tree Wheelchair Campaign with Bombolulu
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