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Health Care Initiative

Health Care Initiative

Supporting education, experiential learning and professional development in the health care industry

Darden's Health Care Initiative, hosted by the Institute for Business in Society, provides students with a suite of world-class curricular, experiential and professional offerings to support their educational interests and long-term career pursuits in health care.

Led by faculty experts in Charlottesville, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and through connections with alumni leaders in the industry, the Health Care Initiative offers all Darden students the opportunity to pursue leadership roles in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology and health services sectors as well as in health-care related pursuits in consulting, banking, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and beyond.

ACA Conference 2024

UVA Affordable Health Care Conference

Darden partnered with the UVA School of Law and the Miller Center to host a two-day conference in March at Darden's Sands Family Grounds which drew 100 leaders and experts in health care, business, government and academia, as well as students from Darden, Law, the School of Nursing and the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy to examine the past ten years of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Participants included key figures from the White House, Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health and Human Services, and the health insurance and hospital industries. The conference was co-organized by Darden professor Vivian Riefberg, Law School professor Margaret Foster Riley and Miller Center professor Guian McKee. Learn More

Healing Health Care

"Healing Health Care"

VIDEO: Professor Lili Powell discusses "Healing Health Care" with Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General.

Dr. Murthy offers "me" and "we" solutions for promoting clinician mental health and well-being, shares stories about his own experiences with burnout and reminds viewers that every health worker is born with compassion and has innate value.

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