Aspen Health Strategy Group

In 2015, twenty-three senior leaders across influential sectors such as health, business, media, and technology, came together to form the Aspen Health Strategy Group (AHSG), a part of the Health, Medicine and Society Program at the Aspen Institute. Co-chaired by Kathleen Sebelius and Tommy Thompson, both former governors and former US Secretaries of Health and Human Services, the AHSG provides recommendations on important and complex health issues to promote improvements in policy and practice.

Each year, the AHSG tackles one issue through a comprehensive, in-depth study. The group’s topic for 2016 was improving care at the end-of-life. The resulting report from this effort can be accessed here. In 2017, the group has identified opioid addiction as the subject for its work.

In the tradition of the thought-provoking conversations shared at Spotlight Health/Aspen Ideas Festival about how to solve critical societal issues, AHSG looks for big ideas that will transform the way to address the topic it covers each year. Information on the process for the submission of big ideas on opioid addiction can be found here.