Bonnie Harrigan, Bravewell Collective

Bonnie Horrigan worked for The Bravewell Collaborative for more than a decade, the last four years of which she served as its executive director. She is the author of several books, including Red Moon Passage (Harmony, 1996) and Voices of Integrative Medicine: Conversations and Encounters (Elsevier Science, 2003). She is on the faculty of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University and the editor for Integrative Leadership, an e-newsletter published by Duke Integrative Medicine, and editorial director for EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. 

Bonnie joins us today to discuss her experience with The Bravewell Collaborative, a group of philanthropists who managed a collective trust of funds from 20+ leading U.S. donors, all eager to have an active role in changing healthcare. She discusses her book The Bravewell Story: How a Small Community of Philanthropists Made a Big Difference in Healthcare, which highlights their key principals and successes. This includes the art of collaborative philanthropy, and establishing a playbook for a new model of giving.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW:

In this interview, we discuss:

  1. The origins of the Bravewell Collaborative, and their principles of operation. (2:00)
  2. What is integrative medicine and why is it so important to the healthcare. (9:30)
  3. Creating a sense of community was at the heart of the philanthropic mission. (15:00)
  4. A sneak peak at the next upcoming campaign on health and well-being. (28:00)
  5. Patient-centered care is the primary aspect of finding healthcare solutions. (33:15)

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

"If you start caring about yourself and your own health, that will eventually lead to you caring about other people, too. This is the path to make the United States healthier, and ultimately a better place."  -Bonnie Horrigan

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:

  1. Learn more about Bonnie at her personal site, horrigancorp.com. 
  2. The Bravewell Story press kit materials
  3. Learn more about her work with Duke Integrative Medicine
  4. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing
  5. The New Medicine PBS Special
  6. "Contagious: Why Things Catch On" by Jonah Berger (book recommendation)!

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