TED 2011: The Rediscovery of Wonder
February 28 through March 4, 2011
The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference attracts more than 1,400 leading thinkers and doers each year to explore innovation across all its realms and imagine breakthroughs for the future. Our goal in being there is to connect with some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and, by doing so, expand our thinking about the possibilities for the future of health and health care.
With so much attention given to the newest technologies and scientific discoveries to enhance our health, it’s time to rediscover that our health truly is shaped by where we live, learn, work and play. Access to things like safe housing, job training and opportunities, a strong education and affordable, healthy food all may have as much or even greater impact on our health and well-being than access to medical care and insurance.
During TED 2011 (February 28 through March 4), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation staff will be seeking out new ideas among participants and sparking conversations around the following questions:
- How does understanding that health starts where we live, learn, work and play open up new ways of talking about health and unexpected ways to improve it?
- How can new data on the health status of your community empower you to transform it?
- What innovations are emerging at the intersection of health with fields ranging from education and housing to transportation?
How can you participate in the conversation?
- Follow the conversation by following the Twitter hashtags #ted and #rwjf (we're streaming here, so bookmark this page if you'd like to come back and follow it here).
- Use the same hashtags (#ted and #rwjf) if you would like to share your thoughts.
- Follow @pioneerrwjf and @RWJF_VP to get regular updates.
- Read and comment on posts throughout the event on the Pioneering Ideas blog.
- Sign up for RWJF E-mail Services to learn more about the Foundation's work.
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