[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 235 (Thursday, December 6, 2012)]
[Pages 72864-72865]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29520]



Announcement of Requirements and Registration for 
healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge

AGENCY: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of 
the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: healthfinder.gov is a free, award-winning federal Web site 
that features reliable, evidence-based, and actionable health 
information presented in plain language. The site has approximately 1 
million visits each month. The prevention and wellness information and 
resources educate and motivate users to incorporate healthy behaviors 
into their lives by taking small steps towards improving their health. 
healthfinder.gov also provides information about U.S. Preventive 
Services Task Force recommended preventive services, giving the public 
personalized information and resources about these services. It also 
offers decision support for all of the clinical preventive services 
covered by the Affordable Care Act.
    The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is 
launching a healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge to promote the 
development of a mobile app that will facilitate the customized use of 
prevention and wellness information featured on the Web site.
    The purpose is to provide a customized tool to reach health 
consumers where they are making health decisions so that they can 
improve their health and the health of loved ones.

DATES: Effective on December 6, 2012. Important dates include the 
following: December 6, 2012: healthfinder App Challenge is announced on 
www.challenge.gov and opened for submissions on 
www.health2challenge.org. Health Tech Hatch opens crowd sourcing 
platform for developers to receive feedback, user testing, and/or 
support and backing.
February 1, 2013: Deadline for Phase I Submissions.
February 8, 2013: HHS announces top three challenge applicants and 
launches Phase II.
March 8, 2013: Deadline for Phase II Submissions.
March 17, 2013 (tentative): HHS announces grand prize winner.

ADDRESSES: Participants can register for the Challenge by visiting 

Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services. Email [email protected]; 
phone 240-453-6113.

    Subject of Challenge Competition: healthfinder.gov App Challenge.
    Eligibility Rules for Participating in the Competition: To be 
eligible to win a prize under this challenge, an individual or entity--
    (1) Shall have registered to participate in the competition under 
the rules promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) and Health 2.0;
    (2) Shall have complied with all the requirements under this 
    (3) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and 
maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the 
case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, 
shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and
    (4) May not be a federal entity or federal employee acting within 
the scope of their employment.
    (5) Shall not be a HHS employee working on their applications or 
submissions during assigned duty hours.
    (6) Shall not be in the reporting chain of the Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Health.
    (7) Federal grantees may not use federal funds to develop COMPETES 
Act challenge applications unless consistent with the purpose of their 
grant award.
    (8) Federal contractors may not use federal funds from a contract 
to develop COMPETES Act challenge applications

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or to fund efforts in support of a COMPETES Act challenge submission.
    (9) Applicants must agree to provide the federal government an 
irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive worldwide license for one 
year, given that they are prize winners. HHS has the right to 
distribute copies, display, create derivative works, and publicly post, 
link to, and share the work or parts thereof.
    An individual or entity shall not be deemed ineligible because the 
individual or entity used federal facilities or consulted with federal 
employees during a competition if the facilities and employees are made 
available to all individuals and entities participating in the 
competition on an equitable basis.
    Challenge participants will be expected to sign a liability release 
as part of the contest registration process. The liability release will 
use the following language:
    By participating in this competition, I agree to assume any and all 
risks and waive claims against the federal government and its related 
entities, except in the case of willing misconduct, for any injury, 
death, damage, or loss of property, revenue, or profits, whether 
direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from my participation in 
this prize contest, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss arises 
through negligence or otherwise.
    Amount of the Prize: The final challenge winner will be provided a 
monetary cash prize totaling $50,000. The winning solution will be 
promoted by ODPHP, and will live on healthfinder.gov.
    Basis Upon Which Winner Will Be Selected: Challenge submissions 
will be judged by a panel selected by healthfinder.gov with relevant 
expertise in health IT, health literacy, and prevention. Winners will 
be selected based on the following criteria:
    1. Usability and Design;
    2. Health Literacy Principles;
    3. Focus on Prevention and Wellness;
    4. Evidence of Co-design with Users;
    5. Innovation in Design;
    6. Functionality/Accuracy; and
    7. healthfinder.gov Look and Feel.
    Award Approving Official: Don Wright, Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Health, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
    Additional Information: www.healthfinder.gov contains prevention 
and wellness information based on health literacy principles. Challenge 
participants will draw from existing information provided on 
healthfinder.gov and collaborate directly with health professionals 
and/or end users to build their application. They will have access to 
healthfinder.gov's content syndication tool and application programming 
interface (API). For more information, visit http://healthfinder.gov/contentsyndication.

    Dated: November 30, 2012.
Don Wright,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Disease Prevention and 
Health Promotion.
[FR Doc. 2012-29520 Filed 12-5-12; 8:45 am]