Mental health is more than just one day

World Mental Health Awareness Day falls in October, and there is a growing flurry of activity online each year as individuals, brands and organizations share messages of compassion and support towards smashing the stigma around mental health. Current research shows that employees require more structured support when it comes to their wellbeing, particularly due to […]

Bridging gaps and building bridges to navigate healthcare avoidance

The current paradigm to strive to diagnose and treat diseases early and effectively remains unquestionable. However, COVID-19 has challenged this central dogma and left us with an unparalleled growing global healthcare crisis. Reports are clear that the pandemic is creating numerous ripple effects for patients who are facing delays to both the diagnosis and treatment […]

Employee Wellness Tips for Healthcare Workers

The spread of COVID-19 has affected every industry, every facet of life. But its impact on healthcare providers is significantly higher than most and continues to create a ripple effect of significant burdens. Not only are healthcare workers experiencing grave challenges at work, but their concerns and worries extend home to their family members. Heathcare […]

Increasing access to mental health support

Our mental health has taken a beating this year. One of many ripple effects from COVID-19 is the toll that living through a pandemic has taken on people’s emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. Whether it’s stress from the blurring boundaries between work and home life, a sense of longing from not being able to see […]

Constructing a healthy digital world

Remember when global singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announced he was quitting social media? He bade farewell to his 16 million Twitter followers, dumped his phone and spent months jetting around the world. That decision, five years ago, was perceived as unusual and even foolish. Quickly though, as if permission had been granted, going tech-free became on-trend. […]

COVID-19: What the looming mental health crisis means for health inequalities

The pandemic in which we are currently living has seen many of us just about surviving, and certainly not thriving. The impact of COVID-19 has been far reaching and touched upon every aspect of our lives; the way we work, the way we socialize, the way we interact with our families. Unsurprisingly, there is a […]

COVID-19: A watershed moment for health communicators?

A broad number of trends and issues have been accelerated or exposed by COVID-19. One of them is the matter of health literacy. Even in developed countries with high levels of general education, such as the US or the UK, there is marked variability in the understanding of information about health. At the same time, […]

COVID-19 Is Threatening the Progress of Clinical Trials

The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic presents a potential risk to the future of clinical trials in rare diseases. Rare diseases by their nature are not very prevalent in the population, therefore, any treatment for a rare disease will only have a small number of beneficiaries. In addition, so-called orphan drug development takes around 18% […]

The Massive Impact of COVID-19 on US Health Care

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., its impact on the U.S. health system is without precedent, with direct and indirect medical costs estimated to be in the hundreds of billions of dollars. On an individual basis, cost estimates from the Peterson Center on Healthcare and Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) range from between $10,000 to […]

Ensuring an Open Channel with Regulatory and Medical Policy Opinion Leaders During COVID

Many companies, particularly new entrants into the U.S. pharma arena, are facing some level of disruption or impact on their projected timelines for seeking FDA licensure, gathering data from trials for filing, conducting health economics analyses needed to demonstrate improved outcomes, or conducting real-world evidence studies that can help inform medical societies’ deliberations on clinical […]