Nicole Fisher is a renowned Forbes contributor and founder of HHR Strategies, a health care and policy consultancy firm, specializing in domestic, international and non-profit challenges. Her past experience in Washington, DC, understanding the dynamics of politics helps her advise companies on the changing healthcare landscape.
She believes the coming administration can build on the foundation built by the Affordable Care Act. The language written and reality are not completely aligned, and she says we will see greater focus in payment restructuring and mental health.
A proponent of cognitive health, Fisher is the executive director of the Global Brain Health Coalition (GBHC), which includes members from the United Nations, world-renowned scientists and athletes, etc. She, in partnership with NFL, will be hosting the first health education event at the 2016 Super Bowl, a monumental breakthrough in shifting brain health discussion from walled institutions to public. The GBHC also plans to focus on mental health in veterans and women in the coming years.
Healthcare and politics are both sectors devoid of diversity, but Fisher believes in forging a path by being a self-advocate. “Most of my mentors were older men, yet they understood my struggles, allowed me to make mistakes, and never inhibited my ambition.” Being a good consultant requires a toolkit of skills, including understanding patient psychology, health systems and policy development.
Shreya specializes in health communications and is a copywriter for an advertising agency. She was previously at Bayer Healthcare, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
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