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Improving Global Healthcare Access to Accelerate What’s Right

If COVID-19 has a lesson for us with regards to health, it is this: our social environments matter just as much as our DNAs and lifestyle choices. Experts are cognisant of the fact that joblessness, lack of education and racial inequities are part and parcel of the problems that need to be fixed...
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The Biden Administration’s First 100 Day Healthcare Agenda: Pandemic, Pandemic, Pandemic

While the Biden administration can be expected to have a robust healthcare agenda beyond the first 100 days, the president understands that getting the pandemic under better control is critical to making progress on other issues. As a result, his first 100 days will be all about the pandemic...
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FDA Commissioner Steve Hahn, M.D. Discusses COVID-19 Response and His Tenure at the FDA

Speaking at the January 8th Brazda Breakfast briefing, an event sponsored by APCO and hosted by our partner, The Alliance for Health Policy, Commissioner Hahn emphasized that communicating transparent standards and guidelines for the public was critical to ensuring that health care providers effectively combat COVID-19...
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How Can We Make European Health Data Governance Models More Patient-Centric?

The COVID-19 crisis has been an eye-opener for many stakeholders, especially national governments, and has revealed that sharing health data is essential for enabling positive health outcomes and more sustainable health systems in Europe...
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How to Achieve Healthcare Celebrity Status

As a global population, we’re leaning in to science and the scientific community more than ever before—representing a critical inflection point for healthcare communicators and marketers...
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Crisis Communications is Key to Healthcare Cybersecurity Planning

Now, more than ever, the integrity of the healthcare industry depends on resilient proactive and reactive cybersecurity measures. Assembling a cyber crisis communications plan is a business decision that represents an organization’s commitment to its customers and reputation...
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Von der Leyen’s Gambit: Turning Citizens into Champions of a European Health Union

As health policy is a hot topic in a COVID-19 world, it was hardly surprising that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen opened her State of the European Union address on 16 September with four health proposals. In the pre-COVID-19 era, EU health policy would rarely have been the first item on the presidential agenda, but plenty has changed this year...
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More to UK Health Reforms Than Just Obesity and COVID-19

Two major reforms to the UK’s public health system were announced in recent weeks—refreshed efforts to fight obesity, and the creation of a new body specifically to prevent a second wave of COVID-19. Both announcements represent an evolution, rather than a revolution, but are arguably more interesting for what they say about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s approach to government, and how businesses should engage with his administration...
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Recap: Brazda Breakfast Briefing with Dr. Anthony Fauci

At the August 6th Brazda Breakfast briefing, an event sponsored by APCO and hosted by our partner, The Alliance for Health Policy, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci walked over 60 reporters through what we know now about COVID-19, how it spreads, where it is spreading, the status of vaccine development, and most importantly, what we all can and should do to slow the spread...
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Lessons from the Pandemic About How to Scale Up Digital Health in Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed some of the structural weaknesses and inefficiencies of health systems across Europe. This has increased public and political awareness about the need to invest more in health. The way the crisis was handled by national governments particularly fueled discussions about the digitalization of the health sector, in many cases proving that a transition to more digital health services and applications is possible when push comes to shove—at least temporarily...
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