Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The purpose is to provide a customized tool to reach health consumers where they are making health decisions so that they can improve their health and the health of loved ones.
(1) Shall have registered to participate in the competition under the rules promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Health 2.0;
(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 the United States, and in the case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and
(4) May not be a federal entity or federal employee acting within the scope of their employment.
(5) Shall not be a HHS employee working on their applications or submissions during assigned duty hours.
(6) Shall not be in the reporting chain of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.
(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
(9) Applicants must agree to provide the federal government an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive worldwide license for one year, given that they are prize winners. HHS has the right to distribute copies, display, create derivative works, and publicly post, link to, and share the work or parts thereof.
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.
Challenge participants will be expected to sign a liability release as part of the contest registration process. The liability release will use the following language:
By participating in this competition, I agree to assume any and all risks and waive claims against the federal government and its related entities, except in the case of willing misconduct, for any injury, death, damage, or loss of property, revenue, or profits, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from my participation in this prize contest, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss arises through negligence or otherwise.
1. Usability and Design;
2. Health Literacy Principles;
3. Focus on Prevention and Wellness;
4. Evidence of Co-design with Users;
5. Innovation in Design;
6. Functionality/Accuracy; and
7. healthfinder.gov Look and Feel.