At Thrive, our mission is to end the global epidemic of stress and burnout. But doing that requires rethinking our approach to health care. We hear a lot about prevention — but right now, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 75 percent of our health care spending goes toward the treatment of conditions that can be prevented, like heart disease and diabetes. When you include mental health, it goes up to 90 percent. To change those trends requires going upstream to talk about the root causes of these conditions. That’s where we can have the most impact.

And that’s why I’m so excited about the upcoming FORTUNE Brainstorm Health conference, which I’ll be co-chairing along with FORTUNE Magazine Editor-in-Chief Clifton Leaf and Dr. David Agus, Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California. It will be two days of panels and discussions with the world’s top business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and scientists on the most exciting, innovative and cutting-edge developments that will shape the future of technology and healthcare.

Some of the talks include Catherine Price, author of How to Break Up With Your Phone, on how technology is affecting our mental health; Dr. Judson Brewer on “How to Hack our Brains into Better Health”; Dr. Lisa Damour on “Learning How Stress & Anxiety Can Be Your Friends”;  Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson on living longer and living healthier; and Emmy Award-winning actress Edie Falco on her battle with breast cancer.Technology is giving us unprecedented power not just to heal us when we get sick, but empowering us to take control of our own health and well-being so we can thrive in every aspect of our lives. And FORTUNE Brainstorm Health has become the global hub for this conversation. The conference is by invitation only, but if you’d like to join us, you can apply for an invite here!

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  • Arianna Huffington

    Founder & CEO of Thrive Global

    Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a leading behavior change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.

    She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

    She serves on numerous boards, including Onex, The B Team, JUST Capital, and Gloat.

    Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers. Most recently, she wrote the foreword to Thrive Global's first book Your Time to Thrive: End Burnout, Increase Well-being, and Unlock Your Full Potential with the New Science of Microsteps.