Why Empathy is Essential to a Culture of Health

Empathy is the lifeblood of any system of health—it gives us all a shared stake in being healthy and helping others to thrive as well.


Building empathy has been a critical strategy in my household of late—not only because it helps motivate them, but also because it is an important part of their social development. Lately I have been thinking about empathy on a larger scale, beyond my household, and how critical it is to building a Culture of Health.


Most people don’t think about empathy
as  a key to health, but it is
profoundly important.


by Tara Oakman