Health, Medicine and Society Program

The Health, Medicine and Society Program (HMS) is the domestic health initiative of the Aspen Institute. Established in 2005, HMS brings together influential groups of thought leaders, decisionmakers, and the informed public to consider health challenges facing the US in the 21st century and to identify practical solutions for addressing them. Our rigorously nonpartisan work spans a range of timely topics – from the opioid epidemic, end-of-life care, and gun violence to public health communication, health systems innovation, and much more. At the heart of most of our activities is a package of research, convenings, and publications that supports policymakers, scholars, advocates, and other stakeholders in their drive towards change.