Health and Education Innovation Meet to Improve Dementia Treatment

Primary care often gets all the buzz when it comes to innovative services but Dr. Peter Whitehouse shows them up by providing dementia treatment in his K-8 charter school, The Intergenerational School. Provide research data that supports intergenerational learning to improve mild to moderate dementia-check. Next up–he’s starting a school based health center.

Don’t miss out on the deep dive where we cover:

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The Benefits of Using Empathy and Story Telling to Change Health Care

Thought leaders like Ashoka and NPR are currently engaging people in empathy building and storytelling. Last spring I went to a conference where a senior staffer at Ashoka began discussing their (at the time) new idea about building empathy, as a means to drive understanding and build public will. People nodded their heads but had plenty of questions about how do you actually go about doing it.

Today Alicia Haywood gives you the scoop on how to get it done.

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How Do You Get Your Start in Global Health?

People get into global health a variety of ways. I especially admire Dr. Paul Nanda’s entry into global health because he discovered his passion in the middle of his family medicine residency. For those of you who don’t know too much about medical training—it is not very flexible. This is a story of someone who made a decision, became the first family practice resident at The Ohio State University to do an international rotation and then went on to found and head the Global Health Education Department for Family Medicine at the same institution.

Watch the interviews on my Vimeo Channel: http://vimeo.com/channels/pitchforksoptional

In TWO jam packed interviews we cover:

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Skpe Series with Pitchfork Holders

I am embarking on an exciting project which I am pretty sure you will love. Over the next few months you will be getting a chance to see what it takes to change the universe. I’m interviewing passionate change makers in health*.

These people are going to blow you away with their honesty and detailed notes on how they got to where they are today. In order to make it feasible to get all the juicy details, the interviews will be posted into two jam packed sessions. The first interview will cut to the chase– they will tell you the problem they are intending to fix, how they chose their method as the way to do it and give advice to you on how to charge into their field. The second interview is a deep dive where they will tell you what it really takes to be a game changer, how to define success and weather you’re cut out for being the lead change agent or if you should make the leaders casseroles (everyone needs to eat so there is no disgrace intended here).

These are interviews from people in global health, equine therapy, primary care, food security and everything else in between!

Stay tuned…eyes peeled….lovely things will enter your in-box next week.

* If you’re like–hey why haven’t you interviewed me? Then drop me a line info@turningpointpolicy.com and let’s see if we can make Skype magic!