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

When Big Bird has “big feelings,” he imagines himself in a comfy-cozy nest, soothed by the smell of baking cookies. The... See more
Medical and technological breakthroughs, cultural and demographic upheaval, policy changes, and financial realities... See more
In a wide-ranging interview with PBS anchor Judy Woodruff, best-selling author Atul Gawande explores some of the most... See more
As the nation’s top doctor, the US surgeon general is uniquely positioned to use his bully pulpit to drive Americans... See more
More than one-third of the world’s girls and women have experienced some form of violence in their lives, leading the... See more
The US is aging – between 2012 and 2050, the number of adults over age 60 will jump from 43 to 84 million, representing... See more

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