HMS in the News

2506, 2024

U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Firearm Violence references Aspen Health Strategy Group Report

June 25, 2024|

Aspen Health Strategy Group

Health, Medicine & Society’s Aspen Health Strategy Group’s 2023 report, Reducing the Health Harms of Firearm Injury, is one of only four documents listed as “Additional Recent Resources” in The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Firearm Violence: A Public Health Crisis in America. This advisory is the first publication from the Office of the Surgeon General dedicated to this issue, and it outlines the devastating and far-reaching consequences that firearm violence poses to the health and well-being of the country.

1204, 2024

Prevention Programs Save Lives and Money — Yet the Budget Process May Undervalue Them

April 12, 2024|

Health, Medicine & Society

Co-chairs of the Aspen Working Group on the Federal Budget Process, Dan Crippen and Nancy-Ann DeParle, penned an opinion piece published in The Hill on legislation recently passed by the US House of Representatives that is line with the Working Group’s recommendation that CBO scores of preventive health legislation “be accompanied by supplementary information to put the costs and savings in context, including the likelihood that costs and savings will accrue over the long term….” The Working Group’s full set of recommendations on the CBO scoring process regarding preventive health services are described in its report, Budgeting for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Improving the Federal Scorekeeping Process.

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.

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. 

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