Spotlight: Health 2014

June 24 – 27, 2014
Aspen, CO

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The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic partnered together to explore the key issues of our time as they relate to medicine, population health, and global health, as well as the relationship between health and other disciplines. We gathered Nobel laureates, world leaders, industry executives, entrepreneurs, policy experts, philanthropists, and others who are transforming the way we think about health and healthcare in the United States and around the world.

Video Library


Building a Culture of Health in America (WATCH)
Speakers: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

Women’s Health: The Unfinished Revolution (WATCH)
Speakers: Jane Otai, Sisonke Msimang, Courtney E. Martin, Betty King

The Fight for Good Food (WATCH)
Speakers: Sam Kass, Corby Kummer

The Landscape of Long-Term Care in the US (WATCH)
Speakers: Freda Lewis-Hall, John Noseworthy, Carol Raphael, William Frist

Sports as Medicine (WATCH)
Speakers: Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Shannon Turley, Chris Klug, Tom Farrey

The Affordable Care Act: What’s Right, What’s Wrong, What’s Next? (WATCH)
Speakers: Thomas A. Scully, Peter R. Orszag, T.R. Reid

Personalized Medicine: The Future is Now (WATCH)
Speakers: Margaret A. Hamburg, Elizabeth Holmes, Harvey Fineberg, Elliot Gerson


Can Congress Come Together to Build a Healthier Nation? (WATCH)
Speakers: William Frist, Thomas Daschle, Julie Rovner, Mickey Edwards

US Food Policy, Past and Present: Where Does the Future Lie? (WATCH)
Speakers: Dan Glickman, Tom Vilsack, Corby Kummer

Communities That Thrive (WATCH)
Speakers: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Gabe Klein, Kennedy Odede, Gina Murdock, Belinda Reininger

Do We Get What We Pay For in American Healthcare? (WATCH)
Speakers: Kenneth L. Davis, William Frist, Kevin Vigilante

Walking in Style: Merging 3D Printing and Functional Robotics (WATCH)
Speakers: Amanda Boxtel, Scott Summit, Robin Shandas

Under 40 and Transforming Global Health (WATCH)
Speakers: Grant Verstandig, Barbara Bush, Rebecca Onie, James Arinaitwe

Getting Ahead of the Curve: The Case for Prevention (WATCH)
Speakers: Esther Dyson, Howard Koh, Cyndi Lewis, David Reese, Julie Rovner

Uppers and Downers: Where is the Pharmaceutical Industry Headed? (WATCH)
Speakers: Margaret A. Hamburg, Freda Lewis-Hall, Neeraj Mistry, Krishna Yeshwant, Andrew Jack

How Do We Nourish Nine Billion People? (WATCH)
Speakers: Josh Lozman, Ronald Shaich, Marc Van Ameringen, Dan Glickman, Toni Verstandig, Derek Yach


The Power of Play (WATCH)
Speakers: Angela Diaz, Asa Firestone, Caitlin Morris, Tom Farrey, Chris Klug

Spotlight: Health Closing Session (WATCH)
Speakers: Kathleen Sebelius, Walter Isaacson

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