HMS in the News

412, 2023

Renée Fleming Neuroarts Investigator Awards

December 4, 2023|

NeuroArts Blueprint

Renée Fleming Foundation and NeuroArts Blueprint Initiative are proud to announce a groundbreaking program to encourage collaborative neuroarts research between early career artists and scientists. Watch our January 8 informational webinar on the awards here!

506, 2023

Health is too important to be left to the health sector alone

June 5, 2023|

Health, Medicine & Society

In an ImpactAlpha op-ed piece, Donna Shalala and John Lipsky explain why health spending is an investment in a nation’s future. They call on government health and finance agencies to partner to strengthen national, regional, and global resilience. John Lipsky was former first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund; Shalala was former secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

905, 2023

How healthcare lost the nation’s trust, and how to bring it back

May 9, 2023|

Aspen Health Strategy Group

When people don’t trust the healthcare system, the health of the nation suffers. In a discussion with Ruth Katz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Health, Medicine, and Society Program, Dr. Richard Baron, president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine, explains some reasons why people have lost faith in medicine. Baron talks about how healthcare providers need to recognize the causes of this trust breakdown, and actively work to rebuild it—based upon more than simply saying, “It’s science.” He also suggests ways that doctors, hospitals, and healthcare systems can work to earn the trust of the patients they are sworn to help.

105, 2023

NAM FAQs Related to NYT Articles on Sackler Donations to NAS

May 1, 2023|

National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

The National Academy of Medicine takes very seriously the issues raised in New York Times articles on April 23 and April 28 about donations by the Sackler family to the National Academy of Sciences. The NAM is committed to upholding the independence, integrity, and scientific rigor of its work and work across the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The NAM is working with the NASEM to ensure transparent communication about NASEM policies and procedures and to take timely action following the articles.

Recent Releases

1202, 2024

Reducing the Health Harms of Firearm Injury

February 12, 2024|

Health, Medicine & Society

AHSG’s latest report examines the epidemic proportion of firearm injury in the United States—more than 48,000 Americans lost their lives to firearms in 2021, twice that many were injured, and millions more experienced the trauma associated with such violence. This report presents AHSG’s five big ideas to address the problem and includes background papers providing an overview of the causes and consequences of gun violence, the American culture of guns, and the use of harm reduction and community intervention techniques to curb violence.

2201, 2024

Improving Medicare at Home for Beneficiaries and Family Caregivers

January 22, 2024|

Health, Medicine & Society

A new report released by an expert Working Group offers a package of recommendations designed to strengthen the home-based healthcare and social service resources available to Medicare beneficiaries and their unpaid family caregivers. This report draws on commissioned research and the expertise of senior leaders in the public and private sectors who convened at the Aspen Institute to explore strategies for change.

1512, 2023

Building Bridges, Earning Trust: The WHY and the HOW of Public Trust in Science

December 15, 2023|

Science & Society

Public trust is one of three core pillars at the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program. A diverse group of multi-sector experts convened to foster a candid, open conversation around the ‘why’—both why trust in science is important and also why levels of trust in science are variable. To translate these observations into action, a ‘how’ discussion followed with a focus on identifying concrete strategies to build and sustain trust in science.

510, 2023

Dialogue on National Fiscal Policy and Health

October 5, 2023|

Health, Medicine & Society

This new HMS report reinforces the multidimensional ties between the economic health of a nation and the health of its citizenry. The report, entitled Dialogue on National Fiscal Policy and Health, offers ten key principles that build on the recognition that economic productivity is deeply influenced by health status, primary care capacities, the presence or absence of systemic inequities, and the availability of affordable healthcare. 

2009, 2023

Aspen Ideas Health: Celebrating 10 Years of Impact

September 20, 2023|

Aspen Ideas Health

Aspen Ideas: Health highlights and celebrates its 10-year history! This collection samples the stories of speakers, fellows, and attendees who explain the impact of how Aspen Ideas: Health has influenced and inspired their work over the years.

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