Health Affairs periodically holds live briefings that bring together representatives from government, academia, industry, and other perspectives. Often a briefing is held in connection with the release of a new issue of the journal.

For video or audio links, click on the briefing of interest below. You may also order copies of any journal issues discussed at briefings, or subscribe to Health Affairs.


For announcements of upcoming briefings, watch the Health Affairs Blog.




Oral Health
December 07, 2016


National Health Spending in 2015
December 02, 2016


Culture of Health
November 10, 2016


Briefing for Reporters on Control, Monitoring, and Prevention of the Zika Virus
August 11, 2016


Briefing for Reporters on MACRA And Medicare Payments
June 30, 2016


Global Health: Patient Safety, Cancer Care, Universal Health Coverage and Innovation
June 14, 2016


Behavioral Health
June 07, 2016


The Future Of The Individual And Small Group Markets
May 18, 2016


Envisioning the Future of Value Based Payment: A Health Affairs Forum
May 12, 2016


Patients' And Consumers' Use Of Evidence
April 07, 2016


The Evolving Landscape of Physician Practice
March 08, 2016


State Health Initiatives: Perspectives From Governor Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark)
February 19, 2016


February 09, 2016






Health Care Consolidation: What You Need to Know
December 15, 2015


The Global Struggle To Care For Patients With Complex Needs
December 09, 2015


National Health Spending in 2014
December 02, 2015


Financing Long-Term Services And Supports
November 17, 2015


Food And Health
November 05, 2015


Health Affairs-Alliance For Health Reform-JKTG Foundation News Media Breakfast: Open Enrollment Preview
October 05, 2015


Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Care for Older Adults: Lessons From the Field
September 18, 2015


Noncommunicable Diseases: The Growing Burden
September 09, 2015


Health Spending Projections Through 2024
July 28, 2015


Medicaid's Evolving Delivery Systems
July 08, 2015


The Medi-Cal Waiver: Perspectives On Promoting Health System Improvement In California
June 11, 2015


The Cost and Quality of Cancer Care
April 07, 2015


Biomedical Innovation
February 05, 2015






Children's Health
December 08, 2014


National Health Spending In 2013
December 03, 2014


Collaborating For Community Health
November 05, 2014


Health Affairs-Kaiser Health News Media Breakfast with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell
October 09, 2014


Specialty Pharmaceuticals Spending And Policy
October 07, 2014


Governance and Financing Of Graduate Medical Education
September 10, 2014


Advancing Global Health Policy
September 08, 2014


Health Spending Projections Through 2023
September 03, 2014


Using Big Data To Transform Care
July 09, 2014


Provider Consolidation in Health Care
May 19, 2014


Hospital Productivity And The Standardization Of Care
May 07, 2014


The Long Reach Of Alzheimer's Disease
April 09, 2014


The Affordable Care Act And The Future Of HIV/AIDS In America
March 11, 2014


Health Affairs-Kaiser Health News Media Breakfast with Governor Mike Beebe (D-Arkansas)
February 24, 2014


Early Evidence, Future Promise Of Connected Health
February 05, 2014


A Briefing with CMS' National Health Expenditures Accounts Team
January 06, 2014






The Future Of Emergency Medicine: Challenges And Opportunities
December 04, 2013


Redesigning The Health Care Workforce
November 14, 2013


Economic Trends and Quality Tradeoffs
October 08, 2013


Health Spending Projections Through 2022
September 18, 2013


Health Information Technology Adoption And Use
July 09, 2013


Tackling The Cost Conundrum
May 07, 2013


The 'Triple Aim' Goes Global
April 11, 2013


New Era Of Patient Engagement
February 06, 2013


Growth In US Health Spending 2011
January 07, 2013






Current Challenges In Comparative Effectiveness Research
October 11, 2012


Payment Reform To Achieve Better Health Care
September 07, 2012


After the Supreme Court: Moving Ahead to Implement the Affordable Care Act, Improve Health and Health Care and Lower Costs
July 17, 2012


Assessing The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief: Past Achievements and Future Prospects
July 10, 2012


Health Spending Projections Through 2021
June 11, 2012


Focus On The Care Span For The Elderly And Disabled
June 05, 2012


Trends in The Adoption of Health Information Technology
April 25, 2012


Value In Cancer Care
April 12, 2012


Confronting the Growing Diabetes Crisis
January 10, 2012


Growth In US Health Spending 2010
January 09, 2012






Linking Community Development and Health
November 08, 2011


Saving Money And Improving Patient Care In Medicare: Ideas For The Joint Select Committee
October 19, 2011


Disparities in Health and Health Care
October 06, 2011


Continuity for Hypertension and Heart Health
September 15, 2011


Confronting Costs
September 08, 2011


Newsmaker Breakfast with HHS Deputy Administrator Steve Larsen
July 21, 2011


New Directions In Systems Innovations
July 07, 2011


Strategies For "The Global Decade Of Vaccines"
June 09, 2011


Newsmaker Breakfast with David Camp
May 05, 2011


Environmental Challenges For Health
May 04, 2011


Still Crossing the Quality Chasm
Thursday, April 07, 2011


Innovation In Health Care Delivery
Tuesday, March 08, 2011


AcademyHealth Private Sector Plenary with Aetna CEO Ron Williams
Monday, February 07, 2011


A Briefing with the Centers for Medicare And Medicaid Service's National Health Expenditure Accounts Team
Wednesday, January 05, 2011






Innovations Across The Nation In Health Care Delivery
Thursday, December 16, 2010


Newsmaker Breakfast with Karen Pollitz
Friday, November 12, 2010


Designing Insurance To Improve Value In Health Care
Tuesday, November 02, 2010


Newsmaker Breakfast with Whit Ayres, Stan Greenberg and Celinda Lake
Wednesday, October 27, 2010


New Era of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Tuesday, October 05, 2010


Medical Liability and Emergency Care
Tuesday, September 07, 2010


Advancing Electronic Health Records Adoption and Meaningful Use
Thursday, August 05, 2010


Newsmaker Breakfast with Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX)
Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Moving Forward on Health Reform
Tuesday, June 08, 2010


Media Briefing on Health Reform With Governor Rendell
Thursday, May 13, 2010


Reinventing Primary Care With Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Tuesday, May 04, 2010


Blog Roundtable: CMS Leaders Discuss Health Reform
Friday, April 09, 2010


Newsmaker Breakfast With Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Thursday, March 11, 2010


Health Affairs Briefing - Childhood Obesity
Thursday, March 02, 2010


Reining in Medicare Costs
Tuesday, February 23, 2010


The Promise of E-Health in the Developing World
Tuesday, February 16, 2010


National Health Policy Conference
Monday, February 08, 2010


Media Briefing with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's National Health Expenditure Accounts Team
Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Newsmaker Breakfast On Health Reform: Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)
Thursday, January 21, 2010


Advancing Long-term Services and Supports
Tuesday, January 05, 2010






Newsmaker Breakfast On Health Reform: Peter Orszag
Wednesday, December 02, 2009


Meeting HIV/AIDS Cost Demands: Is The Global Response Working?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases
Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Narrative Matters At Ten: Reviewing the Decade, Extending the Reach
September 25 - 27, 2009


Bending The Cost Curve
Wednesday, September 09, 2009


Fact Vs. Fiction: Key Issues In Health Reform
Thursday, August 20, 2009


Delivering on Global Health
Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Long Term Care in America: The Agenda for Health Reform
Tuesday, May 07, 2009


Mental Health Care: Better, Not Best
Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Sen. Max Baucus Discusses Health Reform
Friday, April 24, 2009


Stimulating Health Information Technology
Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Chronic Illness: Can We Reform Care And Rethink Prevention?
Tuesday, January 6, 2009






The Price Of Medical Technology: Are We Getting What We Pay For?
Monday, November 10, 2008