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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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Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections on the COVID-19 Response from a White House Insider

Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections on the COVID-19 Response from a White House Insider

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. has downgraded the coronavirus pandemic from an existential threat to a manageable challenge, according to Andy Slavitt, former Senior Advisor for COVID Response in the Biden Administration. But despite the great strides [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Can Incentives Help Us Reach our Vaccine Goals?

Business Group on Health: Can Incentives Help Us Reach our Vaccine Goals?

Entities across the U.S. are pulling out all the stops to urge people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, from entries into multi-million-dollar lotteries, to free college tuition, to giveaways galore. On this episode of the Business Group on Health Podcast, [See the full post…]

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The Power of Purpose-Driven Companies

June 18th, 2021 |
The Power of Purpose-Driven Companies

Purpose-driven companies aren’t just important, they’re also a growing trend, says Bill Novelli, author of Good Business: The Talk, Fight, Win Way to Change the World. And in order to compete for talent and succeed in the world today, [See the full post…]

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An Inside Look at Lincoln Financial Group’s Commitment to Equity and Engagement

An Inside Look at Lincoln Financial Group’s Commitment to Equity and Engagement

Already a best employer for women, diversity and disability inclusion, Lincoln Financial Group has doubled down on its commitment to racial equity and engagement over the past year. Using a combination of employee feedback, Board and leadership-driven action items, and [See the full post…]

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Your Workforce is Interviewing Your Building

Your Workforce is Interviewing Your Building

According to Dr. Joe Allen, even though we spend 90% of our lives indoors, we often overlook the role that buildings play in our health and well-being. But for employers thinking about bringing employees back to the office this summer [See the full post…]

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Mental Health Check-In: How We’re Doing and Ways Employers Can Help

Mental Health Check-In: How We’re Doing and Ways Employers Can Help

It’s no secret that the pandemic has been detrimental to our mental health. The American Psychological Association’s report, Stress in America 2021: Pandemic Stress One Year On, quantifies the toll it’s taken, illuminating the profound effect of prolonged stress on [See the full post…]

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Overcoming FONO – Fear of Normal

April 18th, 2021 |
Overcoming FONO – Fear of Normal

For more than a year we’ve upended our daily lives and altered our behavior to avoid contracting the coronavirus. Post-vaccination, why are we uncertain and even anxious about taking off masks around other vaccinated people, sending our kids back to [See the full post…]

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