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Demonstrating LGBTQ Allyship through Inclusive and Equitable Workplaces

September 16th, 2022 |
Demonstrating LGBTQ Allyship through Inclusive and Equitable Workplaces

More than ever, LGBTQ+ equality is on the minds of employers and this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast tackles some of the most pressing issues facing organizations striving for allyship. In conversation with representatives from the Human [See the full post…]

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Recovery is Possible and Other Essential Things to Know About Alcohol Use

August 19th, 2022 |
Recovery is Possible and Other Essential Things to Know About Alcohol Use

Alcohol use is harmful to health in many ways, including some that go unrecognized. One third of U.S. adults experience alcohol use disorder in their lifetime, according to today’s Business Group on Health Podcast guest, Dr. John Kelly. But there [See the full post…]

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“We Can Make Strides in Preventing Suicide”

August 4th, 2022 |
“We Can Make Strides in Preventing Suicide”

The latest data show that suicide is the twelfth leading cause of death in the U.S. and among those with the highest rates are younger, working age adults (ages 25-34). While there are a multitude of factors that contribute to [See the full post…]

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Is the Future of Medicine Functional Medicine? A Conversation with Dr. Mark Hyman

July 21st, 2022 |
Is the Future of Medicine Functional Medicine? A Conversation with Dr. Mark Hyman

What if we focused on the conditions for creating health rather than treating disease? This simple change in perspective is the foundation of functional medicine: promoting health by focusing on the body as “one whole ecosystem” rather than different parts [See the full post…]

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When Pay Isn’t Enough: Driving Business Value Through Financial Security

July 7th, 2022 |
When Pay Isn’t Enough: Driving Business Value Through Financial Security

More than 80% of working Americans say financial insecurity is a major problem, reflecting the fact that many in the U.S. live paycheck to paycheck, lack emergency savings, and experience financial anxiety. Businesses are taking note, realizing that what they [See the full post…]

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Conversations about End-of-Life Care are Key to Improving the Experience for Patients, Providers and Families

June 17th, 2022 |
Conversations about End-of-Life Care are Key to Improving the Experience for Patients, Providers and Families

In medicine death is seen as a failure, and we do everything we can to avoid failure. This supports the societal stigma associated with talking about death and dying, as we no longer see death as a part of life. [See the full post…]

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The Impact of Climate Change on our Collective Mental Health

June 3rd, 2022 |
The Impact of Climate Change on our Collective Mental Health

Studies on climate change show wide and serious effects on our mental and physical health. In this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast’s two-part series on climate change, we speak with Dr. Susan Clayton, a conservation psychologist [See the full post…]

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Virtual Reality – The Next Frontier in Health Care

May 21st, 2022 |
Virtual Reality – The Next Frontier in Health Care

What do mitigating pain, overcoming phobias, changing harmful behaviors and calming anxiety have in common? They’re all addressed through virtual reality. In this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, we speak with Dr. Walter Greenleaf, a behavioral neuroscientist [See the full post…]

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Your Gut Reaction is Real – How Gut Health Influences You Physically and Emotionally

Your Gut Reaction is Real – How Gut Health Influences You Physically and Emotionally

Over the last few years there’s been increasing public interest in “gut health” – research tells us that a healthy gut microbiome can not only help us lose or maintain weight, but also influences so much more, including our mood, [See the full post…]

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The Social and Emotional Tax of Sleep Loss

April 15th, 2022 |
The Social and Emotional Tax of Sleep Loss

When we talk about sleep and health, our conversations usually focus on the physical impact of sleep loss. Far less discussed, but just as important, are the social and emotional changes taking place when we don’t get the sleep we [See the full post…]

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The Maternal and Infant Mortality Crisis

April 1st, 2022 |
The Maternal and Infant Mortality Crisis

A recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics provided unwelcome news – during the first year of the pandemic the number of deaths among pregnant women and new mothers rose 14%, with Black women most affected. Why does [See the full post…]

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Living With COVID in 2022 – Considerations for Now and the Future

March 25th, 2022 |
Living With COVID in 2022 – Considerations for Now and the Future

Although the U.S. is in a more positive phase of the pandemic than two years ago, many are wondering how long it might last (especially in light of surges abroad) and how we should best prepare for the future. In [See the full post…]

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Can Changing How We Think about Addiction Lead to More Effective Treatment?

Can Changing How We Think about Addiction Lead to More Effective Treatment?

The United States is experiencing an addiction crisis with historical levels of drug overdose deaths, prompting increased urgency to treat addiction with both evidence and empathy. During this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, we speak with Dr. [See the full post…]

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Are Psychedelics the Next Big Breakthrough in Mental Health Treatment?

February 25th, 2022 |
Are Psychedelics the Next Big Breakthrough in Mental Health Treatment?

While once deemed to have no medical value, there’s currently a race underway to study and gain FDA approval for the use of psychedelics as a mental health treatment. In this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, we [See the full post…]

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Combatting Climate Change as a Prescription for Health and Equity

February 4th, 2022 |
Combatting Climate Change as a Prescription for Health and Equity

Climate change touches everything important to us, according to Dr. Renee Salas, and that includes our health and well-being. And perhaps there’s no clearer example of how we’re all bound together by the effects of climate change than the 2021 [See the full post…]

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Integrating Virtual Health into the Broader Care Continuum

December 17th, 2021 |
Integrating Virtual Health into the Broader Care Continuum

In-person care, telehealth, and apps, oh my! With so many care delivery choices available to patients, when does it make sense to engage virtually and when is it best to leave the screen behind? In our conversation with Dr. Ateev [See the full post…]

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What We Know About Long Covid

December 3rd, 2021 |
What We Know About Long Covid

For people recovering from COVID-19, the journey back to health and well-being can be a long and winding road. Some suffer from crippling fatigue; others experience brain fog; and still others can’t seem to catch their breath. How do we [See the full post…]

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Centering our Conversation about Quality Through a Health Equity Lens

November 25th, 2021 |
Centering our Conversation about Quality Through a Health Equity Lens

Over 20 years ago the Institute of Medicine included “equitable” as one of six domains of quality, but when we talk about equity and quality today, we don’t often discuss them in tandem. To reach health improvement goals, that must [See the full post…]

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How to Make Work and Family Work: An Economist Weighs In

November 5th, 2021 |
How to Make Work and Family Work: An Economist Weighs In

Parenting is a deeply personal journey with profound professional implications. And never has it been more important for employers to acknowledge and adopt strategies to help employees and their families navigate pregnancy, the baby years, and beyond. In this episode [See the full post…]

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Improving Community Health Through Collaboration and Data

October 22nd, 2021 |
Improving Community Health Through Collaboration and Data

In Nashville, TN, there is a collaborative movement underway to improve the health of the city that involves the largest employers, health care systems, non-profits and community leaders. Key to this movement called NashvilleHealth, are the use of data, the [See the full post…]

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Equality, Inclusion and Belonging for LGBTQ Employees: Insights from Accenture

October 8th, 2021 |
Equality, Inclusion and Belonging for LGBTQ Employees: Insights from Accenture

How can workplaces create equality, inclusion and belonging for LGBTQ+ employees? That’s the topic of this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, in which we speak with Beck Bailey, Managing Director of Inclusion & Diversity at Accenture. A [See the full post…]

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Pandemic Update with Award Winning Science Writer Apoorva Mandavilli

September 20th, 2021 |
Pandemic Update with Award Winning Science Writer Apoorva Mandavilli

The day the WHO declared a global pandemic. The roll-out of the first vaccines. The rise of the Delta variant. The announcement of vaccine mandates. For all these moments and everything in between, Apoorva Mandavilli has been tirelessly reporting on [See the full post…]

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Creating a Constituency for Efficiency in Health Care

September 2nd, 2021 |
Creating a Constituency for Efficiency in Health Care

While most of us would agree that the U.S. health care system isn’t efficient, the path forward to decreasing costs while maintaining quality often seems overwhelming. So where do we begin? And how can we create a “constituency for efficiency” [See the full post…]

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Moving Forward with Empathy: Messaging to the Unvaccinated

August 20th, 2021 |
Moving Forward with Empathy: Messaging to the Unvaccinated

For decades, the Ad Council has brought together the advertising industry to serve the social good through public service engagement; today, they’re providing critical information to Americans across the country about the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on building [See the full post…]

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The Verdict is In: The Pandemic Has Accelerated the Future

July 30th, 2021 |
The Verdict is In: The Pandemic Has Accelerated the Future

In July 2020, we spoke with Professor Mauro Guillén, author of 2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything, on the global factors influencing the next decade and the role of COVID-19 as an accelerant [See the full post…]

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