Jay Pryor: The Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

Jay Pryor: The Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

This coming October, health care change agents and experts from around the country will be gathering for an event like no other—The Believe in Better Project 2019. It will take place next to the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17. The purpose of this gathering is to begin the work of fixing what we believe to be our broken health care system.   

We invite you to join us  

Fixing our health care system is a huge task, filled with complexities that humble us at every turn. These two days are dedicated to hope and finding solutions that work for everyone, including and especially those who are most vulnerable. We promise that you’ll be inspired by the innovative thinking, the bold solutions and the compassionate approaches that our speakers are implementing right now.

Until we meet

See what believing in better is all about:

  • View videos from the exceptional speakers we hosted at our inaugural 2018 The Believe in Better Project.
  • Listen to podcasts from professionals diligently working to make a difference right now.

Is gender real? Jay Pryor shares a story of transformation and thinking about gender.

When Jay Pryor of Jay Pryor Consulting talks about doing the work needed to create a happier life you listen, because the voice of experience is speaking. At the age of 34, Jay—who was born female—transitioned in order to become a happier human being.

Today, Jay advocates for young trans people and works with women to find their personal power. Watch Jay’s The Believe in Better Project video and Q & A Session to learn why Jay believes gender isn’t real. Hear what Jay says needs to be done to end health care discrimination for trans people.

Discover:

  • The difference between sex and gender and what it means to be gender conscious.
  • How to start having a conversation about eliminating gender.
  • What the medical community can do to advocate for trans people.

Return to The Believe in Better Project site soon for information about the visionary speakers who will be joining us this October.

Caspar Szulc: Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

Caspar Szulc: Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

What would happen if health care innovators and leaders from across the country got together for two days to share solutions to fixing our broken health care system? It happened at The Believe in Better Project 2018 and it is going to happen again in 2019. This year, The Believe in Better Project will take place Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17, and we’d like you to join us.

Until then, we invite you to view videos from our inspiring 2018 speakers. You won’t look at health care the same way after you learn about the important work they are doing every day.

Watch as Caspar Szulc shares why traditional medicine shouldn’t be afraid of change.

Dream big, do better, don’t be afraid of change. The mission of Caspar Szulc’s company, Innovative Medicine in New York City, is to go beyond the mainstream approach to medicine by leading the way in unifying and personalizing the practice. As the child of a physician who was on a quest to find a better way to practice medicine, Caspar was exposed to countless different therapeutic modalities from around the world. He shares his story and how it changed his view of medicine.

Discover:

  • Why those in medicine should check their egos at the door and collaborate with one another.
  • Why instead of asking the question, “What do I do for disease X?” we should be asking, “Why do I have disease X?”
  • The three focal points of creating better health outcomes for patients, which include personalization, unification and healing.

Watch Casper’s video and his follow up Q & A Session. Explore additional videos from our 2018 speakers.

Return to The Believe in Better Project site for news about this year’s speakers and plan to join us Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17.

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann: Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann: Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

In October of 2018, we hosted The Believe in Better Project—an inaugural two-day event focused on fixing what we believe is our broken health care system.

We gathered change agents and experts from around the country together to share their insight, their solutions and their work with us. Our goal was to begin the transformation process and help vision better health care in our country.

Our work has just begun

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, October 16, and Thursday, October 17, for The Believe in Better Project 2019. It’s a chance to consider perspectives and discuss ideas. Listen and experience. This is about each of us in health care—from caregiving and administration to finance and marketing, government and insurance—joining the conversation, refining it and expanding it.

See what believing in better is all about, view videos of the exceptional speakers we hosted in 2018.

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann takes us on a journey to understand how the ancient healing arts can play a role in fixing what’s broken in health care today.

Sarah believes that the key to resolving our nation’s health care crisis is within each of us. She began her career as a board certified physician specializing in surgical pathology until a walrus entered her life and shifted her reality from physician to healer. She has trained at the Martha Beck Institute and Michael Hamer’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies. She is the author of two books, Swimming with Elephants and The Book of Beasties: Your A-Z Guide for the Illuminating Wisdom of Spirit Animals.

Learn how Sarah transitioned from a fascination with hunting for disease to a healer with an obsession for creating health in her Believe in Better Project video and her follow up Q & A Session.

Discover:

  • How Sarah’s journey led her to the ancient art and belief that wild spirit animals can guide, empower and protect us
  • How she infuses her beliefs into her healing practice
  • Her vision for the future of health care

Return to The Believe in Better Project site soon for information about the visionary speakers who will be joining us this year. 

Gray Miller: Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

Gray Miller: Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

The Believe in Better Project debuted on two days last October and it’s happening again this year. The purpose of The Believe in Better Project is to begin transforming what we believe is our broken health care system.

You’re invited to view videos of the inspiring speakers—all experts in their fields—who spoke at our inaugural event.

We’d also like to invite you to attend The Believe in Better Project 2019 on Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17.

Gray Miller presents an elegant, straightforward solution to fixing health care.

As founder of Titanium Healthcare in Carmel, California, Gray Miller has looked at some of the most complex issues facing health care today, including the rising cost of providing care to the sickest patients. His observations led him to a blueprint for a better way to manage the care of high risk patients.

Watch Gray’s Believe in Better Project video and take in his follow-up Q & A Session.

Discover:

  • How and why our current health care system is broken for our sickest and most vulnerable patients.
  • How the zip code you live in affects your health.
  • How algorithms can be used to identify patients with multiple chronic conditions and a high risk of hospital readmission.
  • The cost of treating very sick patients vs. the cost of prevention.
  • A care model that has: cut health care costs by 23 percent; increased health care facility revenues by 30 percent; cut readmissions for those on MediCal to 1.7 percent.

Return to The Believe in Better Project site soon for news about 2019 speakers, and plan to join us Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17.

Philip Kurtz: Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

Philip Kurtz: Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

For two days last October we hosted The Believe in Better Project. Our purpose was to start fixing what we believe is our broken health care system. Our goal was to gather together a handful of experts in their field from around the country to share their work and passion around fixing health care.

Each presentation was recorded, and we invite you to view videos we created of our inspiring speakers as they share their important work.

Hear Philip Kurtz, CEO of CareATC, discuss how his company is on a mission to reduce health care costs in America by 50%.

Philip believes better information leads to better prevention and better outcomes for people at risk of developing chronic diseases. Through a unique model that includes rich data gathering and artificial intelligence, CareATC in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is able to identify and begin treating people before they develop a chronic condition or worse, have a health crisis.

Discover:

  • How the rising cost of health care is preventing people from seeking the care they need before illness develops
  • How we are ignoring the pandemic of obesity and diabetes in our country
  • Statistics revealing that the majority of our health care costs can be attributed to preventable, treatable chronic disease
  • Three proven steps to reducing health care costs and how CareATC is putting them to work today

See Philip’s presentation and take in his follow-up Q & A Session. Explore additional videos from our inspirational lineup of speakers. 

Return to The Believe in Better Project site soon for news about this year’s speakers and plan to join us Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17 at the 2019 conference in Duluth, Minnesota.

The Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

The Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

At the inaugural Believe in Better Project conference in 2018, we brought together people from around the country who are working on issues surrounding health care—specifically issues that addressed how health care is broken in many ways for so many people.  

We invite you to view videos from the inspiring and passionate speakers who shared their vision and worked with us.

Introducing the first speaker in our series: Stephanie Stillwell.

 

{Sharing a model designed to tackle the opioid epidemic}

Stephanie lives in Homer, Alaska and is a registered nurse with the Ninilchik Traditional Council Community Clinic. She is also a community outreach director for GSquared—a collaborative with a mission to bring problem solving to community, agency and logistical challenges in Alaska.

Stephanie’s passion for making a difference in the community has led to her collaborative work on a model that has had success in addressing opioid use disorder in Homer and the surrounding area.

The model invites everyone affected by the crisis to become an active part of the solution. Watch as Stephanie shares the amazing things that can happen when you create a model unique to a location and give those involved a strong voice.

Discover:

  • How a community can begin to heal itself
  • A model for community involvement that involves eight dimensions of health
  • How the model was adapted for the unique community of Homer, Alaska
  • How the model continues to evolve

Join us for The Believe in Better 2019

As we launch The Believe in Better Project 2019, our goal remains the same: to fix problems in U.S. health care by bravely tackling tough topics. And that starts with sharing ideas and conversations to begin igniting transformation.