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.
Lisa Damour is a clinical psychologist, author, and a senior advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. We caught up with her about how psychologists understand mental health and solicited her advice on how parents can encourage healthy social media use for their teens.
5 Reasons Why Clinicians Should Think Like Designers
Effective design can improve the experiences, devices, services and spaces of healthcare, says Bon Ku of the Health Design Lab. The physician and Aspen Ideas: Health speaker shares how his fellow clinicians can benefit from embracing the mindset of a designer.
In today's society, sleep is often seen as a luxury, but Project Sleep's Julie Flygare wants us to envision a world where pulling a “sleep-all-nighter” is the new badge of honor. The sleep advocate, who spoke at Aspen Ideas: Health 2023, shares seven fascinating facts about sleep and how we can better access its power to improve our waking lives.
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...
Innovating to Address the Nursing Crisis that is a Healthcare Crisis for All
The "Great Resignation" has impacted nursing and created a healthcare crisis for us all. What can be done to drive real change and create a supportive work environment where nurses can grow and thrive? Presented by Johnson & Johnson.
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.
A silent epidemic of chronic illnesses, including autoimmune disease, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, and long COVID, afflicts tens of millions of Americans. Best-selling author Meghan O’Rourke discusses her own experience with this elusive category of diseases, often misunderstood and frequently marginalized within our medical system.
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.
Preparing for the Health Threats of Our Changing Climate
Our changing climate represents one of the greatest challenges to health for the 21st century. Though all of humankind is at risk, communities with weak health and public health infrastructure are the least equipped to cope with the impacts. We must take urgent steps now to develop effective, long-term, and sustainable climate health action. Presented by CDC Foundation.
How the Courts Are Shaping Healthcare as We Know It
With no end in sight to gridlock in Congress, federal courts will continue to have a significant impact on major health policy decisions. Katie Keith of Georgetown University Law Center helps us understand how litigation is shaping healthcare and public health in the United States– from access to preventative services to climate regulations.
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.
Health Fellow Spotlight: Lea Masamo, Africa Sickle Cell Organisation
Meet Lea Masamo, a 2022 Aspen Ideas: Health Fellow who's building a movement of people living with sickle cell disease to advocate for programs and policies needed to improve access to quality health care.
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.
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...