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Empowering Change Through Community Driven Innovation

 

About Ward Infinity

 

The mission of Ward Infinity is to partner with change agents to magnify and accelerate their capacity to radically improve the health and well-being of underinvested communities. Ward Infinity aims to radically reduce health disparities through the creation of community-driven solutions. We partner with change agents in Washington, D.C.'s most underserved communities, Wards 7 and 8, to develop innovative solutions that address social determinants of health.

 

Our Goals

Eliminate Disparities

Health disparities increase medical costs by $77 billion and indirect costs by $83 billion each year. Our strategy distributes resources to increase health and vitality and reduce costs.

Increase Inclusion

Vulnerable communities are often not consulted on changes that affect their quality of life. Our approach empowers residents to shape changes in their community.

Build Trust

As we've seen with the COVID vaccine roll-out, trust between patients & providers either impedes or encourages healthcare service use. Our process listens and responds to community needs.

 
 

Community-Driven Solutions (Slideshow)

      
    • The WANDA Academy

      A women's circle that reclaims sisterhood and heritage foods to address food security.

      Members of the WANDA Academy
    • DMV Urban Greens

      An urban organic farm that provides produce for free/low cost while eliminating transportation barriers.

      DMV Urban Green team
    • Taste and Talk

      Gatherings in a familiar setting to explore the benefits of plant-based diets on $10/day. Health coaching for 9 months following the program.

      Taste and Talk
      

    The Sibley Innovation Method

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    Our social innovation method prescribes a process, not an outcome. It combines our very own human-centered design approach Listen Imagine Do with public health and business problem-solving methods to generate community-driven innovations. The goal of the process is to design solutions that resonate with community needs and values all while having a viable underlying business model.

     
     
       
       
       

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