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

Health systems contribute significantly to the forces driving climate change, given the vast quantities of energy they... See more
Water is perhaps the world’s most precious and health-sustaining resource, and surely one most at risk. Microbes, lead... See more
Human beings swarm with bacteria, viruses, and fungi — trillions and trillions of them, inhabiting virtually every part... See more
Breakthrough research has revealed that the brain is especially open to change during specific periods in life –... See more
The Second City and Caring Across Generations have joined forces to develop a unique training program that strengthens... See more
Medical errors in hospitals rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by cancer and... See more

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