IDA Health Watch - Issue 5

In this issue of IDA Health Watch, Rear Adm. Paul Reed, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, discusses resilience in the post-pandemic world, the Healthy People 2030 initiative and the trajectory of communications strategy in public health. Other articles comment on current recruiting challenges, interventions targeting the fitness of recruits, and the vital conditions framework and foreign influences.

IDA Research Summary: Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Foreign-Born STEM Talent

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This summary describes economic benefits and losses from foreign STEM talent in the United States. The original report quantifies estimates of the economic benefits and costs to the United States of foreign STEM talent who visit, study or work in this country. The goal of the report was to assist in the formulation of policies to reduce economic losses associated with the misappropriation of U.S. trade secrets to competitor countries, in particular China.