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AN IMPACT VENTURE


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ARCHANGELS

ARCHANGELS is a movement to thank caregivers and connect them to resources that already exist in their area.

Find Caregiving Resources in your state, read stories from other caregivers, share your own caregiving story, and learn about The ARCHANGELS Experience. Join us here.

Watch ARCHANGELS’ Alexandra Drane deliver the Keynote and talk about ARCHANGELS at the PULSE@masschallenge Finale at the Boston Convention Center Grand Ballroom.

Watch ARCHANGELS’ Alexandra Drane deliver the Keynote and talk about ARCHANGELS at the PULSE@masschallenge Finale at the Boston Convention Center Grand Ballroom.

Featuring Associates from Walmart store #2660 demonstrating the ARCHANGELS Experience that is happening in select stores now.


 
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WELCOME TO ‘THE STATE OF US’

Interviews with people around America discussing their financial health and the hopes and fears many of us share.


 
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THE UNMENTIONABLES: SEX, DRUGS, AND A CRAPPY BOSS…

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We developed 'The Unmentionables' in our time at Eliza Corp with a focus on quantifying the impact of life challenges (things like caregiver stress, financial stress, relationship stress, workplace stress) on health. Through our research, we learned that people who report dealing with 4 or 5 Unmentionable issues are over five times more likely to report bad health than people who are not experiencing these life challenges. The role of resilience, and coping mechanisms, became super clear early on - and we named the positive coping factors (things that help us persevere when life throws a curve ball - things like having a strong support system, spirituality, exercise) 'buffers', and the negative coping factors (behaviors that bring us further down when things are already hard  - things like substance abuse, loneliness, trouble sleeping) 'magnifiers'.
Obsessed with the idea of getting conversations started that could help all of us with these Unmentionables, we created The Vulnerability Index - which used matching algorithms to cross-walk the need for support to tools for coping with these challenges...always with the goal of helping people feel better, happier, healthier, less alone. It's a great honor to see this fundamental idea that 'health is life, and we need to expand the definition of health to include life, because when life goes wrong health goes wrong' become so much more mainstream.

 

Learn more about The Unmentionables in this talk hosted by Exponential Medicine.

The Unmentionables Panel at Health 2.0 / 2015

Alexandra Drane leads a panel of speakers featuring:

Mark Ganz (Cambia Health Solutions)

Bill McIvor (SeniorLink)

Seth Sterberg

Kai Stinchcombe (Honor)

Adrienne Boissy (Cleveland Clinic)

and Karin VanZant (CareSource).

The Unmentionables Panel at Health 2.0 / 2014

Alexandra Drane leads a panel of speakers featuring:

Susannah Fox (Pew Research Center)

Johnathan Bush (athenaHealth)

Fred Trotter (Open Source Health)

Kent Bradley (Safeway Health)

Michael Painter (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).

The Unmentionables Panel at Health 2.0 / 2013

Alexandra Drane leads a panel of speakers featuring:

Wendy D. Lynch (Altarum Institute)

Elissa Epel (UCSF)

Ramin Bastani (Hula)

Jane Sarashon-Kahn (THINK-Health)

Leslie Shover (MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Susannah Fox (Pew Research Center)

Gabrielle Glaser (Author)

Jenn Lim (Zappos)

and Joan Kennedy (Cigna).

THE UNMENTIONABLES playlist

Full Video Playlist

website

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ENGAGE WITH GRACE

Engage with Grace begins with an extraordinary young woman named Rosaria Vandenberg who was 32 when she was diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma. She died only 7 short months later, leaving behind a two year old daughter, a doting husband, and a loving family.

Her experience as well as her family’s experience is part of what inspired us to start the Engage with Grace movement.

Za almost died in the hospital having not been touched or held by her two year old daughter, Alessia, in over two months. However her family stood up to the system and did what they thought she would have wanted, and they took her home.

That night back at home, after two months in the hospital, Alessia crawled up next to Za in bed and gave her mum medicine. And Za who had not spoken or opened her eyes in at least a week, woke up fully, and looked her daughter square in the eyes, and loved her in the way that only a mum can.

The next night Za died, peacefully, at home.

Help ensure that all of us - and the people we care for - can end our lives in the same purposeful way we lived them. Join us here.

Connect with your loved ones and  do your one slide.

Connect with your loved ones and do your one slide.

Learn more about Engage With Grace in this TEDMED Talk.