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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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Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Its Perils (Bias) and Potential

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Its Perils (Bias) and Potential

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the future of health care, but according to Dr. Ziad Obermeyer, it can also harm as much as it can help. That’s because bias and errors are built into the very algorithms [See the full post…]

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Burnout: Is Your Organization on Fire?

Burnout: Is Your Organization on Fire?

For years, experts have been sounding the alarm that burnout is endangering the health and well-being of employees across the globe. Then the pandemic happened, and according to burnout expert Jennifer Moss, the stress of the last year “has been [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Roots of Obesity: The Many Factors that Affect Our Weight and Global Efforts to Influence Them for Good

February 27th, 2021 |
Business Group on Health: Roots of Obesity: The Many Factors that Affect Our Weight and Global Efforts to Influence Them for Good

The data on worldwide obesity are stunning: obesity has tripled in the last 50 years and overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight. How can we come together as a global community to halt this devastating disease? According to [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: How and When We Can Head Back to the Office

February 20th, 2021 |
Business Group on Health: How and When We Can Head Back to the Office

Is returning to the workplace on the horizon? With COVID-19 cases falling and vaccination numbers rising, heading back to the office suddenly seems plausible. But how and when this can happen depends on a number of factors, including the effectiveness [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: The Promise of the COVID-19 Vaccines and the Perils of Falling Behind on Distribution

February 6th, 2021 |
Business Group on Health: The Promise of the COVID-19 Vaccines and the Perils of Falling Behind on Distribution

The COVID-19 vaccines offer promise for a brighter future but “we’re not out of the woods yet,” says Dr. Bob Wachter, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF. In a race against emerging variants, efficient vaccine distribution [See the full post…]

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How to be Time Smart: Lessons from a Harvard Business School Professor

January 22nd, 2021 |
How to be Time Smart: Lessons from a Harvard Business School Professor

Since March 2020, American workers have saved about 89 million work days from not commuting as frequently or at all, says Dr. Ashley Whillans. And yet many of us still struggle with too much to do and too little time [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: The American Medical Association’s Commitment to Confronting Racism and Prioritizing Health Equity

Business Group on Health: The American Medical Association’s Commitment to Confronting Racism and Prioritizing Health Equity

Racism and other systemic inequities lead to poor health outcomes for racial minority groups, says the president of the American Medical Association in our latest podcast. Dr. Susan Bailey, in conversation with Business Group on Health CEO Ellen Kelsay, explores [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: What Doesn’t Work? Weight-based Blame and Shame

December 18th, 2020 |
Business Group on Health: What Doesn’t Work? Weight-based Blame and Shame

Weight bias is a pervasive problem in our society, showing up in our homes, physician offices and even the workplace. But weight bias isn’t just a social injustice, it’s also a public health issue due to its far-ranging effects on [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Overcoming the Addiction Crisis

December 4th, 2020 |
Business Group on Health: Overcoming the Addiction Crisis

One of the many tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic is its impact on those struggling with substance use disorders. Overdose deaths in the U.S. are estimated to reach an all-time high in 2020, likely driven by stress, isolation and decreased [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: The Case for Honoring Caregivers

November 20th, 2020 |
Business Group on Health: The Case for Honoring Caregivers

Even before COVID-19, the U.S. was facing a caregiving crisis. And now, well over half of Americans are worrying about, taking care of, or looking out for a friend, neighbor or family member due to pandemic. But as these unpaid [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Meeting Women’s Unmet Health Needs with Femtech

November 6th, 2020 |
Business Group on Health: Meeting Women’s Unmet Health Needs with Femtech

For far too long, investments in digital health solutions for women have been underfunded. According to Rock Health, just 3% of the US digital health deals since 2011 have focused on women’s health and well-being. But that’s all changing. Increased [See the full post…]

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Overcoming Health Disparities to Achieve Health Equity

October 23rd, 2020 |
Overcoming Health Disparities to Achieve Health Equity

Black women in the U.S. are two to three times more likely to die during or following childbirth than white women. And although Black women are about as likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer as their white counterparts, they’re [See the full post…]

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