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The Future of People Powered Health

This essay series offers insights from leaders and thinkers on how digital and social innovation can contribute to better health outcomes.

This essay series sets out reflections from some of the inspiring thinkers and doers who spoke at Nesta’s People Powered Health event in early 2016.

Essays include:

  • How best to mobilise people and communities to improve health and wellbeing
  • Ways to Wellness: a collaborative approach to social prescribing for long-term conditions
  • We’re all citizen scientists now: Making people powered health a reality
  • Social support, peer support, and strategic perspectives on health behavior


Halima Khan

Halima Khan

Halima Khan

Executive Director, Health, People and Impact

Halima was the Executive Director of the Health, People and Impact. She led Nesta’s work in health and also oversaw people (human resources) and impact for the organisation.

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