Introducing the Lown Institute Hospitals Index

About

The Lown Institute is a think tank generating bold ideas for a just and caring system for health. more

Issues

Accountability

The system must incentivize healing over profiteering.

Low-Value Care

Patients should get all the care they need, and none that they do not.

Health Equity

Good health should transcend neighborhood, income, and background.

Human Connection

Compassion and humility are central to the practice of healing.

Projects

Lown
Presents!

Join us for a series of conversations for a radically better health system.

Medication
Overload
Epidemic

5 million older adults sought medical attention for ADEs in 2018.

The 2019
Shkreli
Awards

Honoring the worst in health care profiteering and dysfunction.

Leadership

Vikas Saini

President

Shannon Brownlee

Senior Vice President

Blog

Why public health experts need to get political

Public health experts are striving to stop the spread of Covid-19 by spreading the word about masks, social distancing, and other preventive measures. But there is much more they can and should be doing to save lives from Covid-19, argues Harvard public health professor Dr. Mary T. Bassett, in a recent article in Nature. More