On Monday, February 1, 2016 Dr. Annie Brewster, Founder and Executive Director of Health Story Collaborative spoke to a crowd of over 100 attendees about her belief in the power of stories to improve health. She was motivated to start Health Story Collaborative to collect, share and honor stories of illness and healing with the belief that creating a forum for story sharing makes the process of navigating illness less isolating, and empowers individuals and families facing health challenges. 

Dr. Brewster’s talk was both inspiring and engaging and offered our community an opportunity to reflect on the importance of sharing one’s story as an important ingredient in building community.