Participants created videos that shared how they use information technology to help manage healthcare for a loved one.

ONC’s Family Caregivers Video Challenge invites you to create videos sharing how you use health IT to help manage healthcare for a loved one for a chance to win over $8,000 in prizes!

Your video could highlight caring for a child, a spouse or partner, or an elderly parent, relative or friend. Videos must share your caregiving story and demonstrate how eHealth tools are used to help manage healthcare for a loved one. 

Not sure how to begin or what to talk about in your video? Here are a few of topics to consider:

  • Using a web site to help choose a doctor
  • Maintaining a personal health record online with up to date information on immunizations, medications and other important health information
  • Joining an online community to talk to other family caregivers and get emotional support and tips
  • Using an app to manage medication lists and make sure the information is available when it’s needed
  • Using an online tool to manage medical bills
  • Using a text messaging service to get reminders about how to keep your baby healthy throughout pregnancy and in its first year of life

Check out the Resources page for more tips, topics, and more!

View full rules

How to enter

  1. Create an account on Caregivers.Challenge.gov or log in with an existing ChallengePost account.
  2. On Caregivers.Challenge.gov, click “Accept this challenge” to indicate your interest in participating. This step ensures that you will receive important challenge updates.
  3. Create a video and ensure the following (please read the Official Rules for complete requirements):
    1. Your video shares a personal story about managing the care of a loved one (prenatal or childcare, care for an elderly or disabled parent, relative or friend, or care for a spouse/partner)
    2. Your video describes how eHealth tools are used to support the health care management of the loved one described
    3. Your video encourages viewers to visit www.HealthIT.gov
    4. Your video is no longer than 2 minutes
  4. Confirm that you have read and agreed to the Official Rules. Submit your video by including a title; a link to the video on YouTube.com or Vimeo.com; a text description of your personal story and use of technology, and a transcript of the words spoken in the video. Upload consent forms for everyone who appears in your video, regardless of age.

Judges

Erin Poetter

Erin Poetter
Policy Analyst, ONC (HHS)

Susie Butler

Susie Butler
Deputy Director, Partner Relations Group, Office of Public Engagement, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Kathy Kenyon, JD

Kathy Kenyon, JD
Senior Policy Analyst, DHHS Office of the National Coordinator, Office of Policy and Planning

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Includes elements such as the creativity and coherence of the script/story.
  • Potential Impact
    Includes whether the video is compelling, inspiring, instructive, and share-able.
  • Video and Audio Quality
    All types of videos will be accepted into the Challenge. However, effort to show quality of the video content, narrative and visual appearance will be assessed.
  • Video Plays
    Includes the number of plays at the start of the Judging Period on either YouTube or Vimeo – whichever service was linked to in the submission. The more plays the video has the better it will score in this category.