Betting Big on Health

From digital medicine to the next generation of human-centered designs for health, donors and investors are asking big questions and placing big bets on the future. Working at the intersection of money and meaning, and unafraid of risk, they are targeting seed funding at digital health, looking for low-cost technology that can easily reach rural populations, and much more. What’s the best health-related idea to invest in now? What holds the biggest promise of large-scale payoff?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2015

Watch and Listen: Health

Women with early-stage breast cancer may not need any chemotherapy. That’s the treatment-transforming finding from just... See more
Illness and death are universal challenges, but not something we anticipate in our 30s. Kate Bowler and Lucy Kalanithi... See more
College presents opportunities for students to test their wings, explore new relationships, pursue their personal best... See more
Over the past 20 years, almost 200,000 children under age 18 have been shot. Nearly as many attend schools where a... See more
Rural residents photograph ailing chickens to monitor the spread of Avian flu, mountaineer adventurers collect scat... See more
Racial segregation and uneven access to opportunity are powerful obstacles to upward mobility in the US, contributing... See more

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