Exploring Psychedelics in a New Era in PTSD Treatment
For people with post-traumatic stress disorder, therapy assisted by the drug MDMA may provide lasting relief, with a new way of seeing their trauma and themselves. Rachel Yehuda explains the pioneering study of this promising therapy. Presented by Mount Sinai Health System.
Monkeypox has now been declared a public health emergency in the US and a global emergency by the World Health Organization. What do we know about this virus and the current outbreak? During Aspen Ideas: Health 2022, Helen Branswell of STAT gave an explainer about monkeypox, highlighting five interesting things to know about the world's latest infectious disease concern.
There’s a Health Care Solution Just Down the Block
On a weekly basis, 32 million Americans spend 2 hours at one of 30,000 laundromats across the country. What if that time and space could be used to meet people where they are with essential health services? Learn how Fabric Health is breaking down barriers to care and building community trust at laundromats across Philadelphia.
Jessica Cruel, Editor-in-Chief of Allure, discusses why certain beauty buzzwords are banned from the magazine, reflects on the evolution of the industry, and shares her vision for how we can further democratize beauty.
Our Health Workers Are Still in Crisis. Something Must Change.
After two devastating years fighting the pandemic, how do we rebuild and support stronger health care and public health workforces? Dave Chokshi, who helped lead New York City's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, shares his thoughts with Aspen Ideas: Health.
Childbirth complications are unacceptably high among women of color—and the disparities have been widening. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we cannot solve system-wide problems in a vacuum—particularly when lives are at stake. We all need an all-in approach to create a better, more equitable system of health for all mothers. Presented by Blue Cross Blue S...
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 Health Care as We Know It
Katie Keith is director of the Health Policy and the Law Initiative at Georgetown University Law Center. Her analysis focuses on ways litigation shapes health policy and the role of the courts in influencing legislative and regulatory outcomes. Before she takes the stage at Aspen Ideas: Health, she agreed to talk to us about the state of health care and the courts in 2022.
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.
"My organization in Tulsa is making pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, and condoms available, but these solutions need to be scaled and distributed more broadly." Laura Bellis, a 2022 Aspen Healthy Communities Fellow, discusses ways to support reproductive autonomy beyond abortion access.