Our tour of Livewell Collaborative and discussion with Craig Vogel demonstrated a way of design thinking that has been proven to bring about innovative solutions to a variety of different problems. Livewell has employed a multi-disciplinary approach that allows for creative ideation and concept refinement in order to bring about solutions that both work and allow for refinement into even better solutions for the future. Teamwork has become a vital aspect of problem-solving in the twentieth century as the problems our society faces continue to evolve and grow more complicated (more “wicked” problems). One topic that Craig Vogel brought up that I was intrigued by was the concept of managers stepping back and allowing for the team to take a larger role in projects after the first couple of weeks. As a project goes on each member becomes more of an expert in their role and allowing team members more freedom can allow for a better overall outcome. These topics are especially relevant to me as an aspiring health professional. In the medical field today, most often there are healthcare teams that work together to manage a patient. The physician is only a part of the team that includes various professions such as social workers, therapists, and nurses. Multi-disciplinary teams have proven to be more effective at coming up with solutions for individuals. It is more important to treat the patient, not just treat the disease. Innovation and collaboration are necessary tools that need to be sharpened in order to better combat the various issues in medicine. The Livewell Collaborative has made forays into healthcare in order to help solve more complex issues as shown through the partnerships with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. These projects have resulted in employable solutions that can help create better outcomes for patients. This type of innovation and design thinking is an important concept to be learned, and one I believe will become even more widely used in the future.