To reshape health care, The Believe in Better Project starts with stories of success

To reshape health care, The Believe in Better Project starts with stories of success

Have you ever paused and thought about what it would take to be in the best health you could be? Sure, we’ve all envisioned our best selves. That picture typically doesn’t look like our current selves. And it would take a lot of help to really get there. Now imagine that you had all the help you needed to get there—from your primary care doctor, physician clinic and fitness studio to a dietician, alternative therapy provider and even your employer. Now imagine they were all in one place telling you how to be better.

That is exactly what’s happening from October 16 – 17 at The Believe in Better Project in Duluth, MN!

For its second year, The Believe in Better Project is bringing some of our country’s most provocative thought leaders and innovators together to share how they’re reshaping health care in America. But it’s not your typical theoretical best practices. Here, you’ll see and learn—through real stories of success and failure—how some of the most entrepreneurial business people in health care are working every day to improve the lives of people they serve.

This year, Believe in Better will feature powerful stories of:

  • Transforming patient experience by transforming the people who provide it. More and more, we hear about physician burnout. Dr. William Maples will share how the Institute for Healthcare Excellence’s curriculum is “healing from within”.
  • Creating healthier lives by creating healthier workplaces. Vickie Rice will talk about the advancements that CareATC is bringing to some of the country’s most innovative employers, including bringing data and evidence-based, preventive care onsite—or near it—to foster better outcomes for employees and families.
  • Understanding the benefits of medical marijuana, and other applications in everyday health. Aaron Lachant has been at the front lines of crafting California’s cannabis policies, and will share his insights into the disruption and opportunity for health care providers.

Yes, this isn’t your typical health care summit. At the inaugural event in 2018, there was passionate discussion around several topics. The forum was constructed for plenty of dialogue. It’s one of the dynamics that made it so meaningful. So don’t come to Believe in Better expecting to just sit back. Expect to participate and share your ideas. 

However you choose to participate, you can expect a better understanding of how health care innovators are breaking systematic boundaries to help people throughout America. You’ll hear real stories. With real results. And real ways you can create change, too.

Side note: you’ll also get to hang out in Duluth during one of the best weeks of the year and at one of its most iconic venues, historic Fitger’s on the shore of Lake Superior. 

For a complete look at our speakers and agenda, check out the believeinbetterproject.com

For better healthcare ideas: tune into The Believe in Better Podcast

For better healthcare ideas: tune into The Believe in Better Podcast

What’s the sound of better thinking for health care delivery? Have a listen

With our new Believe in Better Podcast, Hailey Sault grabbed the mic to pursue a series of conversations with bold, insightful thinkers from across the American healthcare landscape. 

The conversation started in October 2018, when Hailey Sault hosted a two-day conference called The Believe in Better Project to encourage more innovative thinking in the healthcare industry. In an intimate environment, speakers and attendees shared insights and practical solutions, new approaches and inspiring stories. We heard from people experienced in life and the delivery, marketing, finance, governance and administration of healthcare. People who overcame adversity to make a healthy difference. Because they believed in better.

[Learn how to attend the 2nd annual Believe in Better Project in October 2019.]

We wished that everyone who cares deeply about the current state of health care could have attended. So we started a podcast to keep the conversation alive. Because we believe there’s got to be a better way. 

You’ll find hosts, Mike Seyfer and Laurie O’Melia O’Neill, discussing topics like how patients really experience care and why hospital culture improvements for caregivers—including doctors—delivers better outcomes for everyone. They’ll talk about customizing community solutions for the opioid crisis. And they’ll dish with some of the nation’s leading minds about shaking up the status quo.  

Listen to podcast episodes here, including: 

Intro: How to Fix Healthcare in America 

Episode 1: How Patients Experience Their Care—with Kevin Stranberg

Episode 2: Opioid abuse and why every community must craft its own unique response—with Gary Olson

We hope you’ll listen in and join the conversation. Please tell what you think and, if you feel this is worthwhile like we do, share with friends and colleagues. 

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Don Sloane: The Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

Don Sloane: The Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

How does an advertising agency that specializes in health care begin to fix what it sees as a broken health care system? It starts with The Believe in Better Project, a two-day event that gathers health care experts and change makers together in one place. The goal is to share ideas, thinking and work that helps to reimagine and transform health care in this country.

Join us in 2019

The Believe in Better Project 2019 will take place Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17. It is designed for each of us in health care—from caregivers and administrators to those of us working in finance, marketing, government and insurance. 

Get a taste of The Believe in Better Project 

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.

Don Sloane of Recovery Care Partners explains the basics of addiction and why access to quality ethical care is so important.

If you take only one thing from this powerful look at addiction—Don Sloane wants you to know that before effective outcomes can ever be realized for people who suffer with this disease—we must collaborate to create a sustainable continuum of care.

Learn about the 33 years Don has worked in the recovery field and what he has learned in his Believe in Better Project video and his follow up Q & A Session.

Discover:

  • The stigma that prevents people from seeking help
  • What happens between active addiction and sustainable recovery
  • The ethical challenges associated with treatment in our country

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

Listen to podcasts from professionals diligently working to make a difference right now.

Denise Tahara  PhD: The Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

Denise Tahara PhD: The Believe in Better Project Speaker Series

What is it going to take to fix our broken health care system? It’s a question we’ve taken on as a marketing and advertising agency specializing in health care. And it’s why we hosted The Believe in Better Project in 2018.  For two days last October experts in health care shared ideas, strategies and the work they are doing to transform health care in our country.

The Believe in Better Project 2019

The momentum has started. We’re not going to let the question of fixing health care go unanswered. Please join us on Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17 for The Believe in Better Project 2019. Our presenters will include some of the most passionate people working to fix health care today.

See What Believing in Better is All About

View videos from the exceptional presenters we hosted in 2018

Denise C. Tahara, PhD, New York Medical College, shares a roadmap to reimagining health care systems.

Denise Tahara, PhD, tells us that what we think of as a health care system really wasn’t designed for health and healing. She says to effect change, we must start with a blank slate and reimagine how to care for patients.

Learn what it will take to create a new approach to care that includes the voice of the patient in Denise’s Believe in Better Project video and her follow up Q & A Session.

Discover:

  • The definition of a system and how systems thinking can create change.
  • How to learn from failures and recognize opportunities.
  • Who needs to be at the table when we design a new approach to care.

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

Listen to podcasts from professionals diligently working to make a difference right now.

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.