Hi! My name is Cristin Lind.
My son was born in 2002 with a complicated rare genetic syndrome. After spending years feeling overwhelmed and anxious coordinating my son’s healthcare, school, and community services, I was lucky enough to meet other parents who helped me see that it was possible to not just cope, but actually thrive.
Once I learned to navigate and coordinate care for my son with complex needs in Boston, Massachusetts, I felt called to use my experience to make things better for others. I’ve served in leadership roles that support and advise partnerships between patients, their families and health care professionals in the design, implementation and evaluation of health care systems.
In 2013 I moved from Massachusetts with my family to Stockholm, Sweden. I continue my work on improving health care through innovative partnerships, community organizing and co-design methods. I’m also passionate about personal development and leadership.
I welcome you to join in an on-going conversation about healing health care by subscribing to this blog, in which I write regularly about the experience of living in a complex special needs family or by connecting on Twitter @cristin_lind or LinkedIn.
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