Medical debt is a widespread problem affecting both insured and uninsured adults, with a disproportionate amount (nearly 70 percent) of the burden falling on asset-limited, income-constrained and employed (ALICE) patients. The report, The Casualties of Medical Debt: Sicker Consumers and Sicker Hospitals, details how the nation can improve the outlook for ALICE patients while also ensuring that healthcare providers have the resources they need to continue their operations, particularly in rural regions of the country. The report concludes with recommendations for holistic ways healthcare providers, insurers, collection agencies, and the government can address the debt crisis in the United States.
Declarations by the World Health Organization and the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans have highlighted the need to limit sugar consumption to 10% or less of daily calories. A new paper released by Georgetown University’s Business for Impact, “Moving Towards Healthier Eating Habits: Why Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners Play a Critical Role,” increases understanding of the use, purpose, safety, and benefits of LNCS in the food supply.
Bank of America and AgingWell Hub Report
New research conducted by BFI’s AgingWell Hub in partnership with Bank of America examines the changing attitudes and priorities of the young workforce and how employers help improve the commitment and engagement of these young adults. To read the full report, please click the link above.
TIAA and AgingWell Hub Report
Report by the AgingWell Hub and the TIAA Institute regarding the attitudes and perceptions of young adults (age 24-35) regarding their role in global issues, their financial health, and their own financial future. To read the full report, please click the link above.
Georgetown University’s Business for Impact (BFI) program is thrilled to announce the launch of the Othmar Winkler Business for Impact Fund, which honors the life and legacy of Professor Emeritus Othmar Winkler. The fund will allow McDonough students the opportunity to engage in experiential learning and gain real-world experience in corporate sustainability and social impact through various programs, including the Impact Investing Fellows, Anacostia Impact Fund, Impact Strategy Consultants, Career Development & Networking Events. To learn more information on the Othmar Winkler Business for Impact Fund and the many ways to get involved with BFI, please click the link above.