TEDMED Recognizes Its Partners

We thank our Partners, who not only help us power the TEDMED event each year, but also enable us to have an impact in Health and Medicine year-round. From fueling our global event, to powering innovation in The Hive, to making the program accessible online for organizations on the front lines of health and medicine around the world via TEDMED Live – Partnerships are essential to driving TEDMED’s mission of shaping a healthier world.


The American Medical Association strives to improve the health of the nation by bringing the voice of the physician to the forefront of health care innovation in an effort to reinvent medical education, improve health outcomes, and enhance practice efficiency and professional satisfaction. For the AMA, better delivery of care means bringing bold initiatives and visionary partners together to meet the changing needs of America’s patients and physicians so that people live longer, healthier lives.

In celebration of its 150th anniversary and the launch of its new strategic plan for 2020, the Canadian Medical Association is proud to be TEDMED’s first Canadian global partner and to be embarking on this brand new adventure on the world stage. We believe that with bold innovation and active collaboration we can all move beyond limits and advance health and health care.

What if everyone had the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible?
What if every community made the healthy choice the easy choice?
What if the U.S. had the health outcomes it deserves?
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) aspires to find out.
For more than 40 years RWJF has invested in improving health and health care in the U.S. Today, we're working alongside others to build a national Culture of Health that benefits all. Join us.  


Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. We’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. To push the limits of what humanity can achieve, we support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.



Digitas Health LifeBrands connects today’s healthcare brands with 21st-century healthcare consumers and professionals under the credo “helping, not selling." Inside this digital-first agency, the social media practice designs social programs and campaigns to change behavior for better health through insight, technology, and creativity. With offices in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, and London, it is a member of the world’s largest healthcare communications network, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group. As part of this elite network, Digitas Health LifeBrands is also a member of the Paris-based Publicis Groupe, the world’s third-largest communications group, second–largest media counsel and buying group, and a leader in digital communications.

As a creative collective, we embrace the power of “What If?” to disrupt conventional thinking. The monumental shifts shaping health and wellness are an invitation to embrace the possibilities of digital experiences, the personalization of healthcare, and the patient as priority. As healthcare advertisers, we welcome the opportunity to expand the conversation — and innovate for our client partners. We believe that by supporting a culture of “What If?”, we can create a healthier world.

We are TBWA\WorldHealth, the Disruption® company.

Founders & Patrons

Our deepest gratitude and admiration to the co-Founders of The TEDMED Foundation, Dorothy J. Bahna and Jay S. Walker, who in 2016 catalyzed TEDMED as a wholly owned nonprofit with the generous support of our Patrons: 

Ralph Bahna (1942-2014)

Eileen Walker

Ian & Nancy Ashken

Jeff C. Tarr, Sr.

Tan Sri "KT" Lim

Dan Feldstein

Mark Brodsky

Ric Elias

Harry Peden, III

Ford Farabow (1938-2016)

Joann Neth

Nancy Peretsman

Joon Yun & Kimberly Bazar

Richard Merkin

Jose & Trish Suarez

Jon & Suzanne Ellenthal


Interested in Joining TEDMED's Mission? Contact us at Partner@TEDMED.com.