Friday, March 16, 2012

You're Invited: Ashoka Solutions Forum Live Interview with Healthcare Innovation Fellows

Ralph Waldo Emerson famously opined, "The first wealth is health." If so, the two Ashoka Fellows coming to Minnesota next month are on a mission to make their parts of the world and its inhabitants a whole lot richer. Jake Voit, Manager of InCommons, will interview Kathryn Hall-Trujillo and Josh Nesbit about their world-changing ventures in a quest for health equity and access. No doubt we'll all leave the conversation quite a bit wealthier.

Ashoka Solutions Forum

Live Interview with
Ashoka Fellows
Kathryn Hall-Trujillo & Josh Nesbitt
on Healthcare Innovation

Join Ashoka Twin Cities for a live interview, conducted by Jake Voit, Manager ofInCommons, with Ashoka Fellows Kathryn Hall-Trujillo and Josh Nesbitt. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The conversation will be held at the Minneapolis Central Library on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., with a reception to follow. Doors will open at 6:30p.m.

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Kathryn Hall-Trujillo will share her insights on the power of sisterhood to improve birth outcomes for women of color in America. The Birthing Project model has been replicated in almost 100 communities in the US, Canada, Central America and Africa. Her experience in bridging policy, services delivery and client cultures has earned her national and international recognition including being named a “Hero in Healthcare” by the Coalition for Excellence in Healthcare, receiving Essence Magazine's National Community Service Award, and being featured as a CNN Hero for 2010. Learn more about Kathryn's work at

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Josh Nesbit will discuss his experience using low-cost, mobile technology to create health systems that save more lives. His work focuses on supporting a wide range of programs – from infectious disease surveillance in rural Malawi to emergency response after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti – in 15 countries across East and West Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Mr. Nesbit is a former Youth Venturer, PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow, and was recently named by Forbes as one of the world’s 30 Top Social Entrepreneurs. Learn more about Josh's work at

These two leading social entrepreneurs represent the over 600 Ashoka Fellows throughout the world who are focused on developing and transforming health systems. While varied by geography, health-focused Ashoka Fellows address challenges such as fragmented health care ecosystems, high healthcare costs, inconsistent quality of care, system inefficiencies, barriers to access and capacity needs. Come hear from leading edge innovators and be inspired to act as a changemaker right here in Minnesota.

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  1. how or where do we register? :) Sandy'Ci

  2. Ah, the little things. Can we say spring fever has got the best of me?-)

    Here's the link:!

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