Beneath the Surface: Obesity and the Epidemic of Cardiometabolic Disease
Amidst the greatest public health crisis of the last 100 years, another epidemic is marching along a seemingly unavoidable trajectory. Explore Pfizer’s dedication toward meeting this challenge – and its quest to develop novel therapeutics targeting the biology of human metabolism.
Racial Disparities are Endangering the Lives of Mothers of Color. We Must Respond.
The United States is in the midst of a maternal health crisis, and new data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association shows that women of color continue to face a greater risk of childbirth complications compared to white women. As these disparities in maternal health care stem from a complex fabric of social, racial and economic issues, the time is now to confront and c...
As new public health threats brew, we need to ensure there is capacity within our health systems to serve the people of this country. There is a strong business case for readiness, but it requires a paradigm shift in how we think about the intersection of routine care, unscheduled care, and the health of the populations we serve.
We Can Stop Epidemics Before They Happen. Here’s How.
Far too often, we highlight the failures—the diseases that caused thousands of deaths, cost billions of dollars and permanently changed our world. But just as noteworthy are the successes—the disease outbreaks that were swiftly and effectively contained.
From April 27-29, Aspen Ideas: Health will gather leading experts and innovators for powerful virtual conversations to explore big ideas and bold approaches to better health. Among them are five inspiring writers: Harriet Washington, Walter Isaacson, Suleika Jaouad, Sanjay Gupta, and John Torres. Their latest works explore everything from controversial medical practices to...
When children see themselves and their communities mirrored in school curriculum, they learn better. But traditional curriculum situates people of the African Diaspora in a minimally positive — and many times negative — light, which has led to generations of Black students feeling disengaged.
RE$ET Breakout: A National Agenda for Financial Inclusion
We are told that the fundamentals of the US economy are strong. So why are so many individuals and communities left behind? Hear from experts who explore how the digitization of our financial systems might translate to an equitable economy. Presented by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.
RE$ET Breakout: Hope Within Context — Mythbusters Workshop on Getting to Net Zero
From renewables to carbon pricing, electric cars to planting trees, what will actually keep our world from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius? You might be surprised. Take part in an interactive workshop and discover real-time solutions to climate change.
RE$ET Breakout: A Mission-Oriented Approach to Stakeholder Capitalism
Across her research and writing, author and professor Mariana Mazzucato offers searing criticisms of capitalism. But in her new book "Mission Economy," she sees the possibility for a new “mission oriented” approach to capitalism that embraces inclusivity, sustainability, and innovation.
RE$ET Breakout: Building An Inclusive Recovery for the Long Term
Amidst an overnight transition to digital commerce in 2020, small businesses that lacked the resources to pivot quickly began falling through the cracks. What has this taught us about the state of our economy? Hear smart ideas about building an inclusive recovery that prevents Main Street shops from shutting their doors. Presented by PayPal.
In December 2020, the US economy shed 140,000 net jobs. All were jobs held by women. Another 275,000 women left the workforce in January. Hear about a proposed “Marshall Plan for Moms” that includes solutions like affordable child care, paid family leave, and pay equity.