Chelsea Hedquist

Senior Communications Officer, mHealth Alliance

Chelsea comes to the mHealth Alliance after spending the last 3+ years working for the WHO Regional Office for Europe, based in Copenhagen. She previously worked for a DC-based education advocacy group, as a publicist for the Sundance Film Festival and as a radio reporter/executive producer. She graduated from Stanford University and received her master’s in journalism from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Chelsea is delighted to be the newest member of the mHealth Alliance team and looks forward to a productive and exciting year for mHealth communications in 2013.

Blog Posts by Chelsea Hedquist

What's Happening at the 2013 mHealth Summit
The fifth annual mHealth Summit kicks off this week at the National Harbor in Maryland. This four-day conference will convene more than 5,000 participants from all over the world to spark new ideas and dialogue about advancing the use of mobile technology to improve health outcomes.
December 10, 2013

mHealth in Action: CommCare to Support Community Nutrition
The second stop of my 10-day, 6-city journey across India took me to a village called Barwani, approximately three hours southwest of Indore in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
November 21, 2013

Mobile Health in Action: Sesame Workshop India
Last month, I spent 10 days zigzagging across India, stopping in six cities on an unforgettable journey to visit the sites of several projects that the mHealth Alliance supports through our Innovation Working Group catalytic grant program. Through this program, which is supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, we provide funding and technical assistance for mobile health (mHealth) projects that aim to improve maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries. This trip gave us the chance to see some of their work in action.
November 14, 2013

16-year old Jack Andraka Brings Youth, Ingenuity and Brainpower to mHealth Design
The term “smartphone” first appeared in 1997 – the same year that 16-year-old Jack Andraka was born. Since then, smartphones have spread to cover the globe, with more than 1 billion in use worldwide. As for Andraka, it has taken him only 16 years to become a well-respected researcher and innovator who has most recently turned his attention – and his impressive brainpower – to the field of mobile health...
June 14, 2013