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The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, is partnering with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) to host a code-a-thon this January to build a smartphone app that promotes education for pregnant and postpartum women to decrease maternal mortality.

The keynote speaker for the event, Tammy Snyder Murphy, is the first lady of New Jersey and wife of Governor Philip D. Murphy. Among her many policy initiatives, the first lady is a champion for improving infant and maternal health and mortality rates across New Jersey. She is an experienced public speaker and has worked with nonprofits, a think-tank, and other organizations focused on the environment, education, health care, youth and family services, as well as the arts and trans-Atlantic relations.

The Innovation Challenge Series: HACK: Maternal Mortality & Morbidity Code-a-thon, is an event that will build a smartphone app for pregnant and postpartum women to learn about risk factors, to self-assess post-birth warning signs, and, when necessary, to prompt action and inform about care options.

Event details:
When: 9:30 a.m. (Jan. 26) - 3 p.m. (Jan. 27)
Where: NJIT Central King Building 100 Summit St, Newark, NJ 07102

Registration information and additional event details can be found on the NJII website: njii.com/codeathon/ or contact: Inaceli Tubilleja, inaceli.tubilleja@njii.com.