Wednesday
Apr 22
2015

Why African Environmentalism Needs Women at the Helm

Nearly 40 years ago, women in the Kenyan countryside reported a troubling phenomenon: their streams were drying up, their crops were failing, and they were being forced to travel farther and farther away from their villages to gather wood for fuel, building and fencing. Deforestation, in short, was threatening their livelihoods.
Wednesday
Apr 22
2015

Getting to the Root: Curing our Environment to Cure our Ills

When many of us think about health and how to improve it for ourselves and for others, we envision hospitals, healthy foods, physical activity, and lifesaving devices. But what about visions of clean air, accessible and abundant water, and moderate temperatures?

Connectivity in health discussion at 2015 Health Matters Activation Summit.

Exploring Connectivity in Healthcare

Feb 5, 2015

These days, connectivity seems to be a foregone conclusion. At Health 2.0, we track more than 3,000 companies and products in the digital health space and count no less than 500 tools dedicated to connecting patients to providers, and another 50 companies that curate online patient communities.

Why Health Matters

Jan 24, 2015
This week, Chelsea and I are in the Coachella Valley, California for our fourth annual Health Matters Annual Activation Summit and the Humana Challenge golf tournament. These and other events this week will provide us with the opportunity to celebrate our partners in health and wellness, and raise awareness of the critically important work being done year-round.

Transforming Health through Systems Change

Jan 16, 2015
A person’s health is influenced by a multitude of factors, both biological and environmental. Therefore, when looking to improve health outcomes over a sustained period of time, one needs to adopt a systems-based approach and think not only about direct health care delivery, but also about broader, societal factors, which together, make up the health profiles of individuals and communities.