Dale Cook

CEO & Co-Founder, Learn to Live, Inc.


Making Digital Health Work: Engagement and Connection

Individuals are taking a more active role in their own healthcare, including the use of digital therapy solutions for things that used to require an office visit. But the online delivery of sound clinical content isn’t enough. Research shows that users need to actively engage in the experience and stay connected long enough to benefit. Over 150 million Americans will suffer from a mental health problem at some point in their lives, but only 25% will seek traditional face-to-face treatment due to social stigma, lack of accessibility and cost concerns. Online mental health programs provide a means to overcome these initial barriers, but only insofar as they can also engage learners and keep them connected.

What you’ll learn:

  • Understand how digital healthcare can effectively address mental health problems
  • Understand why engagement is so critical for reaching strong clinical outcomes
  • Gain insight into how to engage people in online interventions and keep them connected
  • Understand how delivering a “consumer-centric” experience improves outcomes


Dale Cook is CEO and Co-Founder of Learn to Live, an engagement and consumer-driven healthcare company that provides targeted online programs and tools for people suffering from mental health problems. Prior to founding Learn to Live, he ran operations for a start-up energy company and later managed over $20M of e-learning and web-based learning delivery business for large corporate clients. Dale holds a BA in Speech Communications from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. When he’s not in the office, he can be found playing soccer with his 8-year old or mountain biking with his wife around any number of Minnesota’s great lakes.