Pritpal Tamber is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Bridging Health & Community, a Seattle-based non-profit dedicated to transforming how we approach health so that it goes beyond health care and public health to include fostering the ‘agency’ of a community – its ability to make purposeful choices. He is the former physician editor of TEDMED. It was through that role that he became convinced that current efforts in health innovation will fail to meet the growing demand for care. In response, he founded the Creating Health Collaborative, an international group of innovators exploring health from the perspective of people and communities. The collaborative is now part of Bridging Health and Community’s work. He is the former medical director of Map of Medicine, the former editorial director for Medicine of BioMed Central, the company that pioneered open-access publishing, and a former editor at the BMJ. He started his career as a doctor in the Midlands.
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How do we make cities and towns healthier places to be? How do we encourage citizens to become healthier? And what is the role of the NHS in helping create future and better cities and towns?