AIF Blog - Health

June 25, 2016
Tom Voss is national veteran liaison for Project Welcome Home Troops, a program of the International Association for Human Values. He spoke at Spotlight Health on June 25th on a panel called "Focus on Breath: Healing the Trauma of Veterans." We caught up with Voss to learn about moral injury — what it is, and how it impacts veterans.My name is Tom Voss and I am a combat Veteran. I deployed to Mosul, Iraq from 2004...
June 25, 2016
What are Americans’ concerns when it comes to health and health care? Spotlight Health is exploring topics like healthy food, disease, the cost of care, and health innovations. Those topics are top-of-mind around the country. Watch our short video and share your thoughts and opinions using #SpotlightHealth on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
June 24, 2016
Did you play scrabble or Jump the Creek today?  Attendees at the Aspen Ideas Festival did.  Across campus, a series of playful, interactive installations are transporting participants back to their earliest memories of "just being a kid." With one of the tracks at Spotlight Health focused on The Child, what better way to remind global thought leaders of the importance of play for all kids. Remember running around...
June 24, 2016
INGE KAUER  is executive director of the Access to Nutrition Foundation and a member of its board. She spoke at Spotlight Health on June 24th on a panel called "Banishing Hunger: Inventive Strategies to Feed the World."We caught up with Kauer to learn more about how the private sector can help to solve the global issue of malnutrition.When it comes to access to healthy food, we are facing a global crisis. The...
June 24, 2016
The END Fund CEO, Ellen Agler, runs the private philanthropic initiative focused on controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). She spoke at Spotlight Health on June 24th on a panel called "Bringing New Drugs to the World." We caught up with Agler to learn more about  her career and what it takes to eliminate neglected diseases.You began your career as a journalist. What made you change your...
June 21, 2016
Ricardo Salvador is a senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Before coming to UCS, he was a program officer for food, health, and well-being with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Salvador was named a 2013 NBC Latino Innovator and received the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award in 2014.He's speaking as part of the Future of Food: Our Planet, Our Plates...
June 15, 2016
Sofia Caballero Stafford is a junior at Duke University double majoring in global health and cultural anthropology, focusing on disparities in adolescent girls’ health and development. She is southeast regional lead for Girl Up, where she was previously a teen advisor and helped start the coalition model.She will speak as part of The Child track at Spotlight Health.As a fourteen year old, I was exposed to stories of...
June 09, 2016
A budding “Rainforest to Table” movement will be featured at Spotlight Health. A group of innovative chefs involved in the effort will discuss how it can become a powerful new model for social and environmental change. Chefs Paulo Machado, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, Kamilla Seidler will join Michael Jenkins, CEO of Forest Trends, to discuss the effort. It's part of the Future of Food: The Hype, Our Health track.What...
May 31, 2016
Public radio host Diane Rehm lost her husband to Parkinson’s disease nearly two years ago. His was an unconventional death, where, in the end, he refused food, water, and medication. Physician-assisted suicide isn’t permitted in Maryland, the state where he died, so he took matters into his own hands. Now, Diane Rehm is an advocate in the right-to-die debate, or what she terms “right-to-choose....
May 26, 2016
Ann Cooper is director of food services for Boulder Valley School District and founder and president of the Chef Ann Foundation. The Foundation focuses on solutions to the school food crisis. Her decades-long career includes 15 years in school food programs and chef positions with Holland America Cruises, Radisson Hotels, Telluride Ski Resort, and the Putney Inn in Vermont. Cooper will speak at Spotlight Health as...

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