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about 5 years ago

Rule change - NHANES data is now OPTIONAL

You spoke and we heard you. We understand that your diabetes management app is unique, and based on your approach, it may not make sense to integrate survey data, so we’ve decided to make it optional.

The NHANES datasets will remain available for your use, but integration of one or more of these datasets is no longer required for the PACT Healthcare App Challenge.

If you do choose to use NHANES data, here are a couple of ideas:

  • Use the data as a benchmark for what data to track within your own application
  • Allow your app’s users to compare their own personal health and fitness to the general public represented within the data
  • Bonus: Here’s a paper which talks about how the NHANES datasets were used for a diabetes study. (Ooo fun reading!)

Thanks for all of your feedback and we can’t wait to see what you create!