More than 25 digital health tools created during the codeathon series
How do we ensure everyone has access to what they need to be healthy? While corporations, communities, and individuals can all play a role in advancing health and wellness for others, we believe that technology and digital platforms can help by sharing what works and spurring innovation at the national and community levels.


We work in partnership with the Ace Hotel New York, Tumblr, and Jawbone to present a health-based codeathon series. The series challenges developers and designers to build a completely original and functional application prototype, based on one of the social determinants of health (i.e. physical activity). Building upon the powerful intersection of technology and health, the codeathon series aims to spur innovation in the health and technology space and to set a baseline standard for what a healthy codeathon environment should entail. In keeping with our commitment to help Americans live healthier lives, these codeathons incorporate healthy-living principles throughout the event, including nutritious food options aligned to Alliance for a Healthier Generation – a partnership between the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association – guidelines, opportunities to stretch and exercise, and a collaborative, supportive environment.

At each codeathon, experts in the health and digital sectors join us to vote on the best health-focused application developed. Below are the teams and apps that have been launched from our codethon series in 2013 and 2014.

The Team Jamie Roberts, Adam Leibsohn, and Daniel Finkler New York City

Everyone wants to get in shape but sometimes we need a little extra motivation to do so. FitCoin allows you to compete with your friends in a fitness challenge and win money!  By using a Jawbone UP band, you can record your activity and rest, and earn “coins.” Learn more at:

The Team 
Kathy Chang, Mark Anderson, Ju Pastorzia, and Leslie Zaikis New York City

The easiest way to improve health and mood is by drinking water, but many people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water. By using Moro, you can improve your own health and help create a healthier world! Moro makes it simple to track how much water users are drinking and compares it to recommended goals. Moro has also created a fundraising campaign to provide clean water to places where accessibility is a problem, including a commitment to charity: water. Learn more at:

Walk Off
The Team Porter Haney, Justin Johnson, Chris Moody and Brendan Nee Palm Springs

Although the Center for Disease Control recommends that adults get a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, most people do not meet these guidelines. Walking rather than driving is an easy way to fit physical activity into everyday life – even with a busy schedule. Walk Off uses Automatic, an app that measures driving habits, and the Jawbone UP to convert short distances driven to steps that could have been walked instead. Learn more at: