Health en CrossCurrents - Aspen Security Forum & Komen Colorado <p>Dr. Steve Chan, a speaker at the Aspen Security Forum on The Future of Warfare, Human Trafficking and information technology during natural disasters.</p><p>Also, Michele Ostrander CEO of Komen Colorado. The Race and Ride for the Cure are this weekend in Aspen.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 21985 at CrossCurrents - Aspen Security Forum & Komen Colorado The Power of Play <p><strong>The Power of Play</strong></p><p>We know that sports and exercise are essential for still-developing bodies and minds, building not only muscle power and better coordination, but confidence, focus, creativity and teamwork. But we also know that youth aren’t getting the physical activity they need — school gym classes and recess have been cut in the US, technology is pulling people inside, and poverty and terror are curtailing active living around the world. What impact will all that have on the leadership capacity of the next generation? What will it mean for productivity, the capacity to learn, and global health?</p><p>Angela Diaz, Asa Firestone, Caitlin Morris, Tom Farrey, Chris Klug</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20699 at The Power of Play How Do We Nourish Nine Billion People? <p><strong>How Do We Nourish Nine Billion People?</strong></p><p>About half the world’s population suffers from some form of malnutrition – 2 billion people are undernourished, 1.4 billion are overweight or obese, and 800 million are hungry – and as climate change advances, the threats will likely worsen. In the US, cutbacks in the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program mean some Americans run out food every month. Lacking the right nutrients to grow and thrive, billions around the globe cannot rise from poverty. What food and nutrition priorities should the international community set as the UN’s Millennium Development Goals expire? What is the blueprint for strengthening access to nutritious foods and sustainable agriculture? What is the role for the private sector?</p><p>Josh Lozman, Ronald Shaich, Marc Van Ameringen, Dan Glickman, Toni Verstandig, Derek Yach</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:13:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20679 at How Do We Nourish Nine Billion People? How Can We Die With Dignity? <p><strong>How Can We Die With Dignity?</strong></p><p>The hospice movement and other cultural and system-wide innovations in palliative care have been welcome strategies for easing the dying experience, but many people still do not have their final wishes respected. If we are to guide patients and families through life’s final stage with dignity, we need to have wiser conversations, better services, and a clearer ethical framework. What is it like to be present with people as they approach death? What roles can the young and the healthy play? What investments do we need to make to smooth the passage away from the living?</p><p>Arthur Leonard Caplan, Ai-jen Poo, Akaya Windwood, Ray Suarez</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:14:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20662 at How Can We Die With Dignity? Communities That Thrive <p><strong>Communities That Thrive</strong></p><p>Healthy communities put people first, with safe housing, convenient schools and workplaces, and ready access to food, water, recreation and sustainable transportation. Rural or urban, resource-rich or impoverished, they offer opportunity and hope, and reward imagination and ingenuity. These places also foster a sense of shared purpose, perhaps sporting community centers and gardens, resource-sharing activities and microenterprise, sidewalks and bike lanes. What are the must-have features of a healthy community? How should small towns and large cities be designed in the future? What does the explosion of mega-metropolises around the world mean to health?</p><p>Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Gabe Klein, Kennedy Odede, Gina Murdock, Belinda Reininger</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:01:01 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20642 at Communities That Thrive