L.A.'s Chief Heat Officer on the Public Health Threat of Extreme Heat
Worldwide, 10 cities have named Chief Heat Officers to address the growing threat of extreme heat. Marta Segura is leading the way in Los Angeles by connecting equity, health, and climate data to save lives and build more resilient communities. Learn how the city is making progress in the face of rising temperatures.
Meet Bri Franklin, a 2023 Festival Fellow and the co-founder, president, and CEO of The Prosp(a)rity Project. She is on a quest to resolve the $2 trillion student debt crisis while closing the racial wealth gap for Black women.
9 Trailblazing Women in Health, Medicine, and Science
Over the last nine years, Aspen Ideas: Health has welcomed nearly 700 inspiring women leaders to our stages to share their bold approaches to better health. In honor of Women's History Month, we're taking a look back at just some of the many highlights. From medical researchers and clinicians to entrepreneurs and activists, meet 9 change makers who are breaking barriers to...
In the wake of transformative biopharmaceutical innovation and breakthroughs, Americans need a health care system that ensures these life-saving breakthroughs reach all patients. Courtney Christian reflects on three tangible, collaborative ways to improve health equity. Presented by PhRMA.
Achieving vaccine equity requires authentically communicating with and listening to all communities. As healthcare leaders, we must go where the community is to hear their stories, comprehend their challenges and better understand how to overcome their hurdles. Presented by Novavax.
Childbirth complications are unacceptably high among women of color—and the disparities have been widening. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we cannot solve system-wide problems in a vacuum—particularly when lives are at stake. We all need an all-in approach to create a better, more equitable system of health for all mothers. Presented by Blue Cross Blue S...
Research Equity is the Foundation of Health Equity
Race, ethnicity, age, sex, environment, and other social determinants of health can all impact how different people respond to the same medicine or vaccine. This is why diversity and inclusivity at every stage of the medical research process are critical to learning about the safety and efficacy of potential treatments for all patients. Presented by Pfizer.
Hospitals and health systems have a critical role to play in turning health equity talk into action. Learn how the field is using strategic investments to drive innovative solutions forward. Presented by the American Hospital Association.
As a result of the global pandemic, economic gains for underserved populations — including women and communities of color — have reversed course. Improving the financial health of women is essential to building prosperous and resilient communities. Presented by PayPal.
Broader Access is Vital to the Future of Testing and Healthcare Innovation
Building on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are significant opportunities to expand the use of rapid testing to address many health challenges around the world- from infectious diseases like malaria and HIV to non-infectious health needs like prenatal care. Learn how Abbott is intentionally approaching product development to democratize, decentralize and...
In December 2020, the US economy shed 140,000 net jobs. All were jobs held by women. Another 275,000 women left the workforce in January. Hear about a proposed “Marshall Plan for Moms” that includes solutions like affordable child care, paid family leave, and pay equity.