2019 Schedule

Thursday, June 20th
Thursday, June 20th
3:30pm–04:30pm MDT
2019 Health
From Roe v. Wade to Obamacare: What Will the Courts Decide?

Courts play a pivotal role in determining what health services American receive, and how they are paid for. That’s been apparent in the challenges to the Affordable Care Act and it will be evident as advocates respond to the restrictive new abortion laws being passed in multiple states. The judicial system is also deeply involved in decisions that affect commerce, many of which have profound clini...

Koch Tent — Festival Previews
Friday, June 21st
8:00am–08:50am MDT
2019 Health
Philanthropy Charts the Future

Fueled by a sense of mission and the recognition that neither government nor the private sector alone can set society on an optimal course, foundations play a unique role in propelling change. Philanthropy’s power comes from its willingness to test new ideas, measure outcomes, and accept that failure can sometimes be the price of experimentation. Above all, it comes from the recognition that the h...

Koch Building, Lauder Room — Breakfast Talk
9:10am–10:00am MDT
2019 Health
The Influence of Housing on Health

Improved housing offers a tremendous opportunity to boost health. Some of the links between substandard housing and poor health are obvious, if alarming – pests and mold promote asthma, lead poisoning irreversibly damages the brains of developing children, inadequate heating and ventilation increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Less immediately visible is the impact of unaffordable housing,...

Koch Building, Lauder Room — Plenary Session
12:00pm–12:50pm MDT
2019 Health
Health from the Ground Up

Recognizing that health and well-being require far more than just medicine, health systems leaders, local activists and other partners are coming together to consider how to strengthen historically underserved communities. They are talking frankly about the role of race in health care, the health needs of special populations including formerly incarcerated individuals, and the importance of access...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Lunch Session On Campus
2019 Health
And Justice for All: Health Innovators Reveal What’s Missing in Health Care

Remarkable advances in health care technology have extended lives and eradicated diseases. But with commerce driving most health care innovations, many patients are being left behind. How do we foster progress that benefits everyone and reduces widening health care disparities? In four short, provocative talks, members of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship provide a rapid-fire look...

Doerr-Hosier Center, Kaufman Room — Lunch Session On Campus
5:30pm–06:30pm MDT
2019 Health
Undaunted: Stories from the Frontlines

As our planet warms and we face an acrimonious fight over resources of all kinds, how do the global health movement's most impassioned advocates take care of themselves and others? In this dynamic evening of short, personal stories, hear doctors, farmers, scientists, educators, and activists from all over the world zero in on why precariousness is only properly met with communities that care for o...

Hotel Jerome Ballroom — Evening Session
In town event
Saturday, June 22nd
8:00am–08:50am MDT
2019 Health
KHN's 'What the Health' Podcast: The Politics of Health Care (Live Taping)

Despite the ferocious partisanship that too often characterizes health policy discussions in the United States, temperate experts on both sides of the political aisle are thinking about what needs to happen, how it can get done, and where they can forge effective partnerships. Health is likely to be a central part of the 2020 election season as Democrats and Republicans refine their positions on M...

Hotel Jerome Ballroom — Breakfast Talk
In town event
2019 Health
Taking the Lead on Global Health

Although new technologies and public and private financial commitments have powered tremendous advances in global health in recent years, insufficient human capital and the lack of strong institutional systems limit progress. Countries that have done the most to improve the health of their people have benefited from determined political leaders who set aspirational goals, mobilize resources, and i...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Breakfast Talk
12:00pm–12:50pm MDT
2019 Health
In Conversation with Robert Redfield, Director of the CDC

On any given day, dedicated scientists at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are promoting childhood vaccines, advancing disease prevention, tamping down on food-borne illnesses, tracking microbial outbreaks around the globe, collecting data on drug overdoses and tobacco use, and conducting research in 200 laboratories. In March 2018, after 20 years in the US Army Medical...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Lunch Session On Campus
3:00pm–03:50pm MDT
2019 Health
Can Corporations Take the Lead in Growing Healthy Communities?

Join Lynda Resnick, vice chair and co-owner of The Wonderful Company, in conversation with New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss The Wonderful Company’s efforts to change the paradigm of health and wellness in California's Central Valley. As one of the largest agricultural producers in California and a major employer, The Wonderful Company is rethinking traditional employee benefits to...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Breakout
8:00pm–09:00pm MDT
2019 Health
The US Health Care Agenda: Top Journalists Explore the Issues

Once again, health care is bubbling to the surface of public and policy conversations. The phrase “Medicare for All” is on everyone’s lips — in the halls of Congress, on the political campaign trail, in the offices of activists and academics. But there is no agreement about what such a plan would actually look like, beyond offering some kind of public health care benefit to individuals under age 6...

Wheeler Opera House Bar — Evening Session
In town event
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