What Can US Policymakers Learn About Essential Health Benefits From Israel?

The Israeli system rests on the concept of competing private health plans selling care in a market of empowered consumers. But one crucial difference is how Israel approaches the question of what it means to be covered.

March 22, 2017

How Should We Measure The Distribution Of Health In A Population?

No one metric can capture the intricate and complex nature of population health. Instead, we need a matrix of indicators to gain a full picture of health and how it is changing.

March 17, 2017

Reproductive Health Under Assault

The outcome of the 2016 elections has set into motion an expected but nonetheless deeply damaging anti-abortion agenda that is slowly taking form in the Trump administration’s early days -- aided by the Republican majority House and Senate.

March 3, 2017

Syrian Doctors And The American Dream: Practicing Medicine In A New Immigration Landscape

Becoming a physician is a lifelong dream for many. Having the opportunity to train in the United States is also a deeply held ambition for countless aspiring doctors around the globe. We are living out that dream.

February 24, 2017

Economic Benefit Of Vaccines Highlighted In 2017 Bill & Melinda Gates Annual Letter

In their new Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates are optimistic about progress in global health. And the most important factor in reducing childhood deaths is increasing global vaccination rates, they say.

February 21, 2017

Hospitals, Hospital Medicine, And Health For All

The field of hospital medicine---which combines knowledge in acute care and inpatient medicine with expertise in hospital care delivery---can steward the valuable resource of hospital care toward high performance. The global community should manage and cultivate it across health care contexts.

February 16, 2017

What Three Decades Of Pandemic Threats Can Teach Us About The Future

The U.S. government will need to continue its investment to combat pandemic diseases wherever they emerge, and to conduct crucial research and development of medical countermeasures to rapidly respond to emerging infectious disease threats.

February 9, 2017

The Framework Convention On Global Health: A Call For Leadership From The Global Health Trio

In the current issue of Health Affairs, we explore a pivotal moment of opportunity and peril in global health, while identifying the leadership challenges of “the global health trio” -- the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and the World Bank.

January 12, 2017

Working Together Around The World To Kick The Big Tobacco Habit

We must boldly communicate the importance of tobacco control to keep it on the global public health agenda, says this author, who directs Bloomberg Philanthropies' work in reducing use of tobacco.

January 5, 2017

Global Health Policy: A Health Affairs Resource Hub

We've created a Global Health Policy hub. Here you’ll find recent the most recent global health policy articles and blog posts from Health Affairs, plus links to our global health theme issues of the journal.

December 23, 2016