Expanding Health Care Iconathon

Expanding Health Care Icons

Expanding Health Care Icons

This past July, I had the opportunity to participate in a super cool event called an Iconathon. Iconathons are design workshops hosted by The Noun Project and a sponsoring organization where a bunch of like-minded people get together to create icons (symbols) that represent a specific civil topic or theme. The theme for the Denver Iconathon was Expanding Health Care Access and Coverage.

During the event, participants developed symbols for 18 pre-selected referents. The final icon set can be seen in the image above, and can be downloaded for free from The Noun Project’s website at this link (please note that the site doesn’t work very well in Internet Explorer; use Chrome, Safari, or Firefox instead): http://thenounproject.com/HCPF/#

Here’s a blog post about the event by The Noun Project: http://thenounproject.tumblr.com/post/61032491330/new-health-care-icons-added-to-public-domain

Do you have ideas for how to use these icons? How else can the health care industry develop better tools to communicate with the public? Share your ideas and thoughts below!

The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. I neither claim nor imply that I am speaking on the Department’s behalf.

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