Not the End of the Story: Building Empathy in Pursuit of a Culture of Health

July 25, 2014 5:27 PM

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"That wasn't the end of my story," says Shaka Senghur, a writer, a teacher, an MIT Media Fellow and an ex-convict. While his early life was defined by abuse, violence, incarceration and isolation, Senghur has undergone a transformation. He believes others can do the same if we provide them with the empathy and comprehensive services they need.

Earlier this year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced our new focus on building a Culture of Health, working to create a society where getting healthy and staying healthy is a fundamental and guiding social value that helps define American culture. We envision a society in which promoting ...

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