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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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Business Group on Health: Forging Ahead with Telehealth: Quality, Access and Equity

Business Group on Health: Forging Ahead with Telehealth: Quality, Access and Equity

What do telehealth, social determinants of health and preventive care have in common? For better or for worse, all have been thrust into the national spotlight due to the coronavirus pandemic. And they share this attention for good reason, as [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Understanding and Addressing Social Determinants of Health

September 25th, 2020 |
Business Group on Health: Understanding and Addressing Social Determinants of Health

If about 60% of our health status can be attributed to medical care and lifestyle behaviors, what explains the other 40%? Social determinants of health have made national headlines, but what exactly are they and why do they matter? In [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Key Findings from the Business Group’s Annual Plan Design Survey

September 11th, 2020 |
Business Group on Health: Key Findings from the Business Group’s Annual Plan Design Survey

How are companies designing their health and well-being strategies to meet the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic? What role do health and well-being have as part of overall workforce strategy? Is virtual health here to stay? Business Group on [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Recognizing and Managing Your Company’s Emotional Culture

Business Group on Health: Recognizing and Managing Your Company’s Emotional Culture

How do the day-to-day emotions that we feel and express at work shape a company’s culture? Research shows that emotions have a profound impact on an organization and feelings like joy, pride, compassion and even love can positively impact business [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Mending the Cracks in Health Care

Business Group on Health: Mending the Cracks in Health Care

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the deep cracks in our health care system. At the same time, the crisis has presented us with the opportunity and imperative to improve health care delivery in the U.S. But what actions can [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: The Business Value of Prioritizing Purpose

Business Group on Health: The Business Value of Prioritizing Purpose

Is it possible for companies to prioritize both profit and social value? Although the traditional view dictates that businesses must trade one for the other, Professor Alex Edmans argues just the opposite: the best way to generate profits is to [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: How the Pandemic is Accelerating the Future

Business Group on Health: How the Pandemic is Accelerating the Future

What if you could predict the future? Now more than ever, many of us wish we could, especially when it comes to the economy, our work lives, the role of technology and demographic trends. Without a crystal ball, our best [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Strengthening Body and Mind Through Immune Resilience

Business Group on Health: Strengthening Body and Mind Through Immune Resilience

If we’re at war with COVID-19 at a personal and societal level, what’s our best defense? Without a vaccine or herd immunity, how can we improve our odds that the virus leaves us unscathed? The answer may lie in how [See the full post…]

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