By Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation
Just a few weeks ago, the Clinton Foundation hosted its fifth annual Health Matters Activation Summit, where 450 of the top health industry leaders from around the United States advanced the national conversation on how to improve access to healthcare at the systemic level, with a focus on our communities.
Every year, at the Summit we bring people together who are invested in the health of others and their communities to discuss the data, science, and trends so we can identify how we do more. At this year’s Summit, many of our conversations included and highlighted young industry leaders who are playing a greater role than ever in the discussions and solutions, reflecting a larger trend that has us at the Clinton Foundation excited. Through the Foundation’s various initiatives — including the students who gather each year for Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) — we have seen, heard and supported young social entrepreneurs drive some of the social sector’s most promising efforts to reduce health disparities around the world.
I am inspired by the next generation of innovators who participated in the Health Matters Summit and are implementing their forward-looking ideas. I wish I had gotten to meet them all! Keep an eye out for these three, who are working hard to transform the health landscape as we know it.
Sean Duffy: Addressing Chronic Disease Through Digital TherapeuticsSean Duffy often thinks about the future of health. And through Omada Health, he’s trying to shape it.
Omada Health is a pioneer in a budding field of medicine that the company terms digital therapeutics. Whereas behavioral health interventions for preventable diseases have traditionally been given face to face, Sean’s company is leveraging digital technology to deliver these programs to patients’ homes. The program Prevent, for example, helps people reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes over the course of 16 weeks through resources such as a health coach, tools to monitor food intake, and support from peers around the clock — all offered digitally. The medical student-turned-CEO is working to create a world where people at risk for diabetes can turn to their tablets for a healthcare experience that is just as effective as a trip to the doctor.
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Via: Clinton Foundation