Webinar: HICCup Communities Will Create Investable Markets for Health

Date: January 28, 2014, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Presenters: Esther Dyson and Rick Brush

Host: Maine Quality Counts

What’s the return on $3 trillion per year? A smart portfolio manager would invest a better part of our nation’s health spend into community health and prevention that reduce the need for high-cost care in the first place.

That’s the thinking behind HICCup, the Health Initiative Coordinating Council. Launching in 2014, HICCup will work collaboratively with five communities competing to win the HICCup Prize for the greatest cost-effective improvement in health (not health care) over five years. Together, we’ll create community marketplaces that refocus competition, business models and investment on better health with financial returns.

Join us and share your ideas for communities ready to create investable markets for production of health.

Esther Dyson, founder of HICCup and chairman of EDventure Holdings, is an active angel investor, best-selling author, board member and advisor concentrating on emerging markets and technologies, new space and health. She sits on the boards of 23andMe and Voxiva (txt4baby), and is an investor in Crohnology, Eligible API, Keas, Omada Health, Sleepio, StartUp Health and Valkee, among others. Her sisters include a nurse who lives in Pownal, Maine, and a vet, a cardiologist and a radiologist.

Rick Brush, executive director of HICCup and founder of Collective Health, is a former corporate strategist in health and financial services, including nearly a decade at the health insurer Cigna. He’s now focused on creating markets for health-impact investing. Collective Health’s project to reduce childhood asthma emergencies in Fresno, California, is laying the groundwork for the first Health Impact Bond in the U.S.