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. The Renée Fleming Neuroarts Investigator Awards is now accepting applications.

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.

1304, 2023

If We Want to Save Black Mothers and Babies, Our Approach to Birthing Care Must Change

April 13, 2023|

Aspen Health Strategy Group

As we honor the 2023 Black Maternal Health Week, former governors and secretaries in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius and Tommy Thompson, recognize the urgent need to overhaul the systems and structures that allow the crisis of maternal mortality to happen. This TIME article spotlights the Aspen Health Strategy Group’s call to action from the 2020 report, Reversing the Maternal Mortality Crisis.

Recent Releases

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.

607, 2023

Advancing LGBTQ+ People in STEM Careers

July 6, 2023|

Science & Society

In this report, the Science & Society program embarked on convening a roundtable discussion with international, cross-sector, LGBTQ+ STEM colleagues and set out to explore some of the barriers facing LGBTQ+ inclusion in STEM around the world. The aim is to inspire action within the STEM community, including corporate, research, academic, and nonprofit sectors, and pushes for intersectional policy change to build more inclusive spaces that ultimately benefit us all.

803, 2023

Protecting Health Data Privacy and Improving Patient Care

March 8, 2023|

Aspen Health Strategy Group

This Aspen Health Strategy Group report offers five big ideas for protecting health data privacy and improving patient care. Action steps include: Congress should update federal health data privacy laws, health data privacy laws should reflect social norms, all entities that hold health data should have clear policies, health sector leaders should advance a new covenant of health data use and consumer participation in health data privacy practices should become the norm. Background papers provide a fuller context for these ideas.

303, 2023

Clinical Trial Diversity Advancing Scientific Discovery and Equity

March 3, 2023|

Science & Society

In late 2022, the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program convened a group of esteemed individuals for a moderated virtual discussion on how to increase diversity in clinical trial research. This report, publicly available to members of the scientific and medical communities, contains a summary of key points made by the participants, along with supporting literature.
902, 2023

Progress Report: Building the Neuroarts Field 2022-2023

February 9, 2023|

NeuroArts Blueprint

Dedicated to strengthening the essential role that the arts can play in advancing health and wellbeing, neuroarts has captured the attention of an expanding network of researchers, practitioners, arts groups, health providers, and other public sector and private sector organizations. Learn how the NeuroArts Blueprint is advancing research, practice, education, policymaking, advocacy, leadership, and communications in this emerging field.

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