TEDMED Great Challenges program: The caregiving crisis

Join the online discussions of caregiving, end-of-life and the impact of poverty on health

The mission of TEDMED is to promote ideas and conversations on health care issues through open dialog with an intellectually diverse community. TEDMED has launched a Great Challenges of Health and Medicine Program. Great Challenges are defined as complex, persistent problems that have medical and non-medical causes, impact millions of lives and affect the well-being of all of America. This year's challenges include caregiving, end-of-life, impact of poverty on health and promoting active lifestyles. Barry Jacobs, PhD, director of Behavioral Sciences at Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program (and a member of the APA Presidential Task Force on Caregivers that developed the APA Family Caregivers Briefcase) was selected as a Challenge Team expert member for the Caregiver Crisis challenge. Team members participate in real-time, multi-disciplinary dialogue and create responses to questions submitted by the community. Conversations among Challenge Teams will take place through next March on the TEDMED website and during a series of live web-based sessions. Share your ideas by clicking on the link above and joining the TEDMED discussion.