The statutory authority for this challenge competition is Section 105 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-358).
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The Behavioral Health Patient Empowerment Challenge is a call for developers to showcase technologies that empower consumers to manage their mental health and/or substance use disorders. The intent of the challenge is to identify and highlight existing innovative technologies that use evidence based strategies to empower consumer self-management of behavioral health disorders.
The application submitted must be available for use by consumers on a widely-used platform for mobile devices by the submission end date of
To be eligible to receive a prize, Solvers must submit:
(1) The functioning application, or directions to access it,
(2) an overview, of no more than 500 words, that
a. provides an overview of the target population for the tool and the evidence base supporting the functionality included for addressing the needs of the target population
b. discusses how the target population can use this technology to better manage their symptoms or their recovery process
c. discusses how the application is designed to keep the user engaged over time to promote consistent use
d. describes the application's existing ability to be integrated with EHR/PHRs or other tools
(3) a 5 minute-maximum video demonstration of the tool.
Eligibility Rules for Participating in the Competition
To be eligible to win a prize under this challenge, an individual or entity--
(1) Shall have registered to participate in the competition under the rules promulgated by the
(2) Shall have complied with all the requirements under this section.
(3) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in
(4) May not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within the scope of their employment.
(5) Shall not be an HHS employee working on their applications or submissions during assigned duty hours.
(6) Shall not be an employee of
(7) Federal grantees may not use Federal funds to develop COMPETES Act challenge applications unless consistent with the purpose of their grant award.
(8) Federal contractors may not use Federal funds from a contract to develop COMPETES Act challenge applications or to fund efforts in support of a COMPETES Act challenge submission.
An individual or entity shall not be deemed ineligible because the individual or entity used Federal facilities or consulted with Federal employees during a competition if the facilities and employees are made available to all individuals and entities participating in the competition on an equitable basis.
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