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Building trust for healthier lives

From its start in 2014 to its completion in 2020, the 100 Million Healthier Lives (100MLives) global movement fundamentally transformed the way the world thinks and acts about health, well-being, and equity. Grounded in trust, and interconnected in partnership at every level, the initiative explored the relationship between the social determinants of health and well-being and revolutionized how the public health sector works together to scale and sustain equitable outcomes. 

Drawing on the lessons learned from 100MLives, this conversation explores the power of trust in fostering collaborations among different stakeholders and outside of conventional siloes, how to contribute to a positive culture of health, and the ways in which organizations can foster a culture of well-being.   

Somava Saha, MD, MS, is President and CEO of WE in the World, and Executive Lead of the Well Being In the Nation (WIN) Network. Dr. Saha has dedicated her career to improving health, well-being, and equity through the development of thriving people, organizations and communities. She has worked as a primary care internist and pediatrician in the safety net and a global public health practitioner for over 20 years. While difficult, she has witnessed and demonstrated sustainable transformation in human and community flourishing around the world. As Vice President at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Dr. Saha founded and led the 100 Million Healthier Lives (100MLives) initiative, which brought together 1850+ partners in 30+ countries reaching more than 500 million people to improve health, wellbeing and equity. She and her team at WE in the World continue to advance and scale the frameworks, tools, and outcomes from this initiative as a core implementation partner in 100MLives.  

Jessica Perlo, MPH is the Executive Vice President of the ABIM Foundation, a nonprofit focused on advancing medical professionalism and clinician leadership to improve the health care system. Jessica is an expert in workforce well-being, quality, and safety and teaches and coaches around the globe, building individual and organizational capability for improvement and well-being, and has authored publications on these topics.