Today, the Lake Nona Institute, the nonprofit organization of Tavistock Development Company that aims to inspire healthy, sustainable communities of the future, announced a partnership with Florida Hospital to further advance its health and wellness initiatives within Tavistock’s innovative, best-selling Orlando community, Lake Nona. Lake Nona is home to one of the fastest-growing health and life sciences clusters in the nation and is recognized as a global model for the design of a comprehensive, healthy community according to the Global Wellness Institute.

The Lake Nona Institute is researching and analyzing information on human, physical, and environmental elements in real-time to better understand the interaction and effects of the built environment and lifestyle behaviors on human wellbeing. Through the partnership, Florida Hospital will participate in several of Lake Nona’s current health and wellness research initiatives, including:

  • Lake Nona Impact Forum, an annual thought leadership forum that aims to unlock innovation, advance quality of life and move the needle on health care, globally
  • Lake Nona Life Project, a groundbreaking, multi-generational study that focuses on better understanding communities and the factors that lead to better overall health
  • WHIT, Lake Nona’s Wellness Home built on Innovation and Technology, that serves as an incubator for development of forward-thinking home health technologies

“We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Florida Hospital on our promising research projects, and look forward to the many collaborative opportunities that will arise with our innovative partners – all of whom have come to Lake Nona to push the limits and make a lasting, positive impact so that we many all have a chance at a better, healthier tomorrow,” said Gloria Caulfield, executive director of the Lake Nona Institute.

Known for its culture of innovation and collaboration, Lake Nona is globally recognized as a ‘living lab’ with multiple onsite initiatives and organizations whose common goal is to improve our overall health and wellbeing. Florida Hospital joins this notable group of innovators, including Cisco, Delos, GE, GuideWell Innovation, Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness Solutions, Siemens, and Technogym.

Florida Hospital is known for its spirit of innovation and enthusiastic collaboration with many partners to improve the health of our community, and to transform the way that health care is delivered. Florida Hospital looks forward to adding its HelloWell platform to the health-care innovations on display at the WHIT house. In addition, Florida Hospital will be deeply involved with the Life Project, which aligns with the organization’s focus on adopting healthy habits, the importance of preventive care and population health. Florida Hospital was pleased to participate in last year’s forum and will do more in 2018.

“We are honored to join a prestigious group of partners who have committed to advance health and wellness. Together with our resources and complementary initiatives, we believe we will change the future of health care, and create a healthier future for generations to come in this living lab Tavistock has built from scratch at Lake Nona,” said Rick Wassel, vice president, Strategic Innovation & Partnering for the Florida Division of Adventist Health System, the parent company of Florida Hospital.

February 25, 2018 – Johnson & Johnson

At the start of the 20th century, the concept of “workplace wellness,” if it had existed, would have been an oxymoron: The American Industrial Revolution was afoot, and many workers were putting in long hours in dangerous conditions without breaks or benefits.

But Johnson & Johnson has always been more of a trend starter than a follower.

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More than 250 of the nation’s leading health care entrepreneurs and innovators, academics, government officials and other thought leaders will discuss and develop solutions to improve health, wellbeing and sustainable living throughout the world at the 2018 Lake Nona Impact Forum held Feb. 28-March 2 in Lake Nona, Orlando, Fla. The sixth annual Lake Nona Impact Forum will focus on the ecosystem of wellbeing and feature a series of collaborative, action-oriented discussions about human longevity, the opioid crisis, the impact of healthy community innovation; progress and challenges in advancing health care; and promising health care technologies and start-ups, among other topics.

“The practice of health transcends the health care system and is relevant to our everyday environment,” said Gloria Caulfield, Executive Director of the Lake Nona Institute. “By convening some of the world’s most brilliant minds at the Lake Nona Impact Forum, we are able to put innovative thought into action that improves health, wellbeing and sustainable living at home and around the globe.”

This year’s presentations and conversations will be led by some of the nation’s foremost health and wellness leaders, including keynote speaker Sandi Peterson, Group Worldwide Chair of Johnson & Johnson. In addition, the Lake Nona Impact Forum will feature discussions about some of the most pressing health care issues today: national health care policy, epidemic of poor sleep, mental health, food system as a catalyst for health and wellbeing, understanding the importance of the immune system in relation to our lifelong health, and the opioid epidemic. A special panel will convene four former commissioners of the Food and Drug Administration who will discuss the FDA’s role in the 21st century.

Speakers and panelists include:

  • Elizabeth Blackburn, President of the Salk Institute, Recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine
  • Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
  • Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Founder, The Chopra Foundation; Co-Founder, Center for Wellbeing
  • Tom Insel, CEO & Founder, MindStrong, Former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Mehmet Oz, Professor of Surgery, Columbia University, and Host of “The Dr. Oz Show”
  • Toby Cosgrove, CEO and President, The Cleveland Clinic
  • Katrina Adams, Chairman of the Board and President of the USTA
  • Catherine “Cici” Bellis, U.S. Professional Tennis Player
  • Ivan Lendl, eight-time Grand Slam Champion and Coach for Andy Murray
  • Deborah DiSanzo, General Manager of IBM Watson Health
  • Patrick Geraghty, CEO, GuideWell & Florida Blue

The three-day symposium, developed by the Lake Nona Institute, is an invitation-only event inspired by the Aspen Ideas Festival. The event is set in Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile integrated, master-designed community in Orlando, home to one of the fastest-growing health and life sciences clusters in the nation and a model for the design of a comprehensive, healthy community that is the current focus of a longitudinal study by Johnson & Johnson known as the Lake Nona Life Project (liveworkparticipate.com) and home to WHIT (meetwhit.com), a living lab for the healthy home.

Lake Nona represents the whole ecosystem of wellbeing and the Lake Nona Impact Forum is designed to take a deep dive into the various components that comprise this environment. The event is a think-and-do tank, where novel ideas are not only discussed but can be tested and explored within the innovative Lake Nona community.

To help develop innovative solutions to challenges in achieving optimum health and related technology, the 2018 Lake Nona Impact Forum is hosted at the health and life sciences cluster of Lake Nona Medical City; host venues include the Nemours Children’s Hospital, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, the University of Florida Research & Academic Center, and the GuideWell Innovation Center.

The 2018 Lake Nona Impact Forum is presented by Johnson & Johnson, Innovation Sponsor KPMG, along with Founding Sponsors: Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, GuideWell Innovation, Sharecare, and Tavistock Foundation; Impact Sponsors: Integrated Wellness Partners, Technogym, Florida Hospital, and Citibank, Roche, IBM Watson Health; Medical City Partners: Nemours Children’s Health System, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, UF Health; and Contributing Sponsors: Dr. Phillips Charities, PepsiCo, Siemens, United States Tennis Association, Boxer Capital, Sleepscore, Civi Biopharma; Community Sponsors: Orange County Government, City of Orlando, Orlando Utilities Commission, Broad and Cassel, HKS Architects, Gilbane, and Bioclinica Research.

To learn more about the Lake Nona Impact Forum and the Lake Nona Institute, visit www.LakeNonaImpactForum.org and www.LakeNonaInstitute.org.  Follow us on Twitter at @LN_ Institute and at Facebook.com/LakeNonaInstitute. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #LNIF18.

February 22, 2018 – Orlando Medical News

More than 250 of the nation’s leading health care entrepreneurs and innovators, academics, government officials and other thought leaders will discuss and develop solutions to improve health, wellbeing and sustainable living throughout the world at the 2018 Lake Nona Impact Forum held Feb. 28-March 2 in Lake Nona, Orlando, Fla. The sixth annual Lake Nona Impact Forum will focus on the ecosystem of wellbeing and feature a series of collaborative, action-oriented discussions about human longevity, the opioid crisis, the impact of healthy community innovation; progress and challenges in advancing health care; and promising health care technologies and start-ups, among other topics.

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More than 250 of the nation’s top health care entrepreneurs and innovators, academics, government officials and other thought leaders will discuss and develop solutions to improve health, wellbeing and sustainable living throughout the world at the 2017 Lake Nona Impact Forum held Feb. 15-17 in Lake Nona, Orlando, Fla. The 5th annual Impact Forum will feature a series of collaborative, action-oriented discussions about the impact of healthy community innovation; sports health and performance; progress and challenges in advancing mental health care; and promising health care technologies and start-ups, among other topics.

“The health care environment is changing at an unprecedented speed.  By convening some of the world’s most brilliant minds at the Lake Nona Impact Forum, we are able to put innovative thought into action that improves health, wellbeing and sustainable living at home and around the globe,” said Gloria Caulfield, Executive Director of the Lake Nona Institute.

This year’s presentations and conversations will be led by some of the nation’s foremost health and wellness leaders, including keynote speaker Sandi Peterson, Group Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson. In addition, the Impact Forum will feature discussions about some of the most pressing health care issues today: the Affordable Care Act and universal health insurance, health care innovations for an aging population, America’s most costly chronic disease – diabetes, mental health care, technological advances impacting personal wellbeing and health, and the crisis in youth sports. A special panel will convene four of the most recent U.S. Surgeons General who will discuss public health for the 21st century.

Speakers and panelists include:

  • Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, Joint Appointment, Wharton School and School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Founding Chair, Clinical Center of the NIH; Former Special Advisor on health policy, Office of Management and Budget
  • Ray Kurzweil, Inventor, Author and Futurist; A Director of Engineering, Google
  • Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., U.S. Surgeon General
  • David Satcher, Antonia Novello, Richard Carmona and Joycelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeons General
  • Margaret Trudeau, former First Lady of Canada and mental health advocate
  • Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Founder, The Chopra Foundation; Co-Founder, Center for Wellbeing
  • Jeff Arnold, Founder and CEO of Sharecare
  • Michael Johnson, American sprinter, Olympic gold medalist, eight-time World Champion
  • Katrina Adams, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of the USTA
  • Annika Sorenstam, professional golfer
  • Charles Woodson, ESPN analyst and NFL Hall of Famer
  • Steven Krein, Co-founder and CEO of StartUp Health
  • Kevin Hagan, CEO of the American Diabetes Association
  • Frans Johannson, Founder and CEO, The Medici Group
  • Sean Nolan, President and CEO of AveXis

The three-day symposium, developed by the Lake Nona Institute, is an invitation-only event inspired by the Aspen Institute, TED Conferences and the Clinton Global Initiative platforms. The event is set in Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile integrated, master-designed community in Orlando, home to one of the fastest-growing health and life sciences clusters in the nation and a model for the design of a comprehensive, healthy community that is the current focus of a longitudinal study by Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness known as the Lake Nona Life Project.

To help develop innovative solutions to challenges in achieving optimum health and related technology, the 2017 Lake Nona Impact Forum is hosted at the health and life sciences cluster of Lake Nona Medical City; host venues include the Orlando VA Medical Center, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, the University of Florida Research & Academic Center, and the GuideWell Innovation Center.

The 2017 Lake Nona Impact Forum is presented by Johnson & Johnson, along with Founding Sponsors: Cisco, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, GuideWell Innovation, Sharecare, and Tavistock Foundation; Impact Sponsors: KPMG, Integrated Wellness Partners, Technogym, Florida Hospital, and Citibank; Medical City Partners: Nemours Children’s Health System, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, UF Health; and Contributing Sponsors: Dr. Phillips Charities, PepsiCo, Roche, the United States Tennis Association, Tavistock Life Sciences and the Mayo Clinic.

To learn more about the Lake Nona Impact Forum and the Lake Nona Institute, visit www.LakeNonaImpactForum.org and www.LakeNonaInstitute.org.  Follow us on Twitter at @LN_ Institute and at Facebook.com/LakeNonaInstitute. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #LNIF17.

Leaders Who Learn: The Lake Nona Experience

By Jeff Arnold

*Blog post originally appeared on Sharecare.com

As I mentioned in my blog last week, we’re in the midst of a very busy – and inspiring – time to work in digital health. Last Thursday and Friday were no exception as I had the good fortune to spend time with some of the most well respected voices in health at the Lake Nona Impact Forum. From CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Johnson & Johnson worldwide chairman Sandi Peterson and Deepak Chopra to name a few, the roster of speakers was impressive. However, it’s refreshing – and unique – to see such respected thought leaders in the audience listening to other speakers. Everyone attends the Impact Forum to participate, including someone I had the pleasure to interview on stage, Dr. David Satcher.

The 16th Surgeon General of the United States, former director of the CDC and founder of theSatcher Health Leadership Institute, Dr. Satcher spent far more time listening at the Impact Forum than he did talking – but when he spoke, he made it count. At one point during our fireside chat, he articulated a very complex concept in the simplest of language: “Talent is distributed evenly. Opportunities are not,” and explained that it is our collective responsibility to ensure opportunities are, in fact, evenly distributed when it comes to healthcare.

Dr. Satcher’s comments are a strong reminder of why we built Sharecare: to provide all people with the health information and tools they need, anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Photo Credit: AP Photography

Original Blog post:https://www.sharecare.com/user/jeff-arnold/blog/post/leaders-who-learn-the-lake-nona-experience

The 4th annual Lake Nona Impact Forum concluded with a call to the innovators shaping future health technologies and the physical shape of our communities. Panelists included entrepreneurs from startup to Fortune 500 and researchers delving into the factors that truly make a community – and a population – healthy.

A core theme of Friday’s discussion focused on the challenges on innovation, celebrating those who took ideas and turned them to action. From the vast teams at PepsiCo and Nestle to how Pfizer sees collaboration as the road to patient-centric solutions, companies see the rise of individual “patient-activists” and “citizen-scientists” demanding a voice in their health and purchases. The R&D ecosystem continues to grow in unprecedented ways, with patient engagement and cross-industry collaborations bringing new approaches to tackling diseases. Innovation takes time and partnerships to be successful, panelists agreed, but transformative change requires entrepreneurs to bring new ideas together and bridge industries.

Health technology innovations is one area where that optimism is being realized. Singularity University’s Dr. Daniel Kraft detailed how health care is transforming from an intermittent, reactive process to a continual and proactive one. Technology is driving that process, he said, as is the preventative approach and growing on-demand technologies like 3D printing and telemedicine. The next step in health and prevention is patients owning their own data through advances in wearables and accessible diagnostics. Controlling personal data and health information allows patients to better shift their behavior, a process through which connected, digital health simply becomes “health.”

Improving those behavioral health factors should include considering our physical environments as well, says Dan Buettner, author of “Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.” His research identified the Power 9 lessons, covering the shared traits of the longest-lived people. Key among them are natural exercise, a sense of purpose, stress reduction, a thoughtful, primarily plant-based diet, and connection to family, faith and friends. While all communities may not be positioned to execute all nine perfectly, targeting changes in our choices and built spaces can have a dramatic effect on the health and happiness of our populations.

To fully transform health care, all of these changes discussed at the Impact Forum require action: better data collection, improved patient engagement, more powerful computing and strong new collaborations. The purpose of the Lake Nona Impact Forum is to keep these conversations going throughout the year, to prioritize and act upon them, test and refine them here at Lake Nona Medical City’s “living lab,” and make an impact on the world.

Thursday’s full day of talks and programming exemplified the diversity of topics and leaders that have made the Lake Nona Impact Forum a destination for innovators spanning the ecosystem of health care.  The impact of entrepreneurship and technology, the hidden conditions to improve personal health, and the influence of sports performance drove the day’s conversations, ending with a series of high-energy brainstorming sessions between presenters and delegates.

A central theme to the day’s talks focused on the benefits patients receive from access to new technology and personal data.  Developing applications in genomics and technology-aided access to health data creates a greater democratization of care with a future of on-demand medicine.  Patients are shown to be better motivated as their care becomes personal, so giving all populations, including aging populations and those with mental health issues, improved abilities to engage their health is key to improving overall outcomes.

Several presenters offered different approaches to defining health and how to change it from the inside out.  From our physical environment and the ways Delos is reimagining our built spaces to increasing understanding of the microbiome and diet’s impact on both physical and emotional health, the effects of outside factors on health is more apparent than ever.

Deepak Chopra went deeper, challenging attendees to look within and examine how our thoughts affect us.  He championed the benefits of sleep, meditation and our emotions to our health, demonstrating its effects through a guided meditation exercise.  Chopra and others argued we consider the often overlooked, intangible keys to health and longevity:  happiness and gratitude.

Other discussions focused on the costs of chronic and preventable conditions, and the different approaches to improving individual and community health.  The often under resourced mental health industry sees both recurring costs and increased health risks, demanding champions to ensure mental health issues receive the same attention and treatment options as other conditions.  Genomic research offers an incredible impact on early diagnoses and treatments, recognizing risk factors in disease and mental health, and applications of cancer therapies.  And a wellness solution that is perhaps hiding in the open is the transformative power of sport, which can create a confident, joyful and healthy society.

The day concluded with interactive “lightning sessions,” bringing presenters and attendees together to develop actionable items in each of the week’s core topics.  The breakouts centered on Connected Healthy Communities, Future Innovation Ecosystems, and Sports & Performance with each group producing dozens of ideas to move innovation forward.  As a direct response to the recurring appeals for mission-driven innovation from the Lake Nona Institute  many of these ideas will be developed and implemented at the ‘living lab’ that is Lake Nona to help ensure the Impact Forum lives up to its name of making an impact both locally and around the world.

International Organization Hopes to Encourage Positive Lifestyle Changes that Reduce Health Risks and Promote Healthy Living Habits

The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) today announced the launch of its free, online Behavioral Health Quality of Life Tool (BHQL) to empower people struggling with bipolar disorder to assess the associated risks of their current lifestyle choices and encourage them to embrace lifestyle changes to lead live longer, healthier lives. The announcement was made today at the Lake Nona Impact Forum, where the nation’s top thought leaders in health and wellness gather to discuss and develop actionable solutions to improve health, wellness and sustainable living.

The BHQL tool — available on the foundation’s website: http://ibpf.org/bhqlt– is a detailed survey that identifies a user’s unhealthy habits and provides individualized suggestions for a healthier lifestyle, such as smoking cessation and weight loss. Research has shown that the prevalence of cigarette smoking among individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) is two to three times higher than the rate in the general population, and that more than 80 percent of people with serious mental illnesses are overweight or obese, which contributes to them dying at three times the rate of the overall population.

Those who complete the survey can sign up for a weekly newsletter that offers ongoing support for incorporating healthier habits, whether it’s related to diet, sleep, or stress or medication management.

IBPF has partnered with Lake Nona Institute, a nonprofit, community-focused organization that incubates, activates and measures the impact of innovative technologies and programs that can become global models for building healthy, sustainable and inspired communities, to launch this needed health resource for those with mental illness, who can be prone to a variety of damaging behaviors, including poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle.

“Life expectancy increased dramatically in the U.S., from 51 years in 1910 to nearly 79 years by 2012,” explains IBPF Chairman Muffy Walker. “Unfortunately, these advances in the general population do not translate to those struggling with Serious Mental Illness, whose life expectancy still lags well behind according to the NIH,” she added .

Walker points to a groundbreaking 2015 study of mortality statistics cited by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) that found the median reduction in life expectancy among those with mental illness was 10.1 years, and that 8 million people prematurely each year as a result of their mental illness.

“People with mental illness are more likely to suffer from a range of damaging health issues, including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension, and they are less likely to go for medical appointments and follow up care. That needs to change. Having a severe mental illness does not have to mean dying young,” concluded Walker.