I'm the director of The Story Collider and a Contributing Editor for TED.com. This is my personal blog, wherein I write whatever happens to need writing, and point at things I've written or otherwise done elsewhere.
A year and a half ago, Erin Barker told this story at The Story Collider. A month later we asked her to join the team. Related? Sadly for the story, no. But it’s still an amazing story, and we’re re-releasing it as part of the launch of our Women & Science issue of The Story Collider magazine. Read the first story here, and stay tuned for more.
“At TEDMED 2012, Rebecca Onie stunned the audience withher blockbuster talkon a new vision for health care. She is the founder ofHealth Leads, an organization that brings an elite, competitive team of college volunteers into hospitals and clinics — a team that connects patients to services that help provide food, housing, insurance and other services that, for most conditions, are far more important to overall health than medications and procedures.
TED’s Ben Lillie caught up with her after the talk to learn more about the nature of Health Leads, and her optimism for the future. Watch her talk, featured today on TED.com, and read the interview below.”
That’s me! Health Leads is a fascinating project. Click through to read the Q&A and watch her talk.