Sen. Frist often pens articles on the importance of using medicine as a currency for peace. These are opportunities for the senator to encourage new support for health diplomacy while also educating audiences about some of the most pressing issues in the global health field. Below are several examples of Sen. Frist's writings available for your review.


Shining a Light on Them, Rank & File, January 2017

Trumpcare in the Beginning... , Forbes , November 10, 2016

It's Time for the U.S. Lead on Combating Global Malnutrition , The Hill, November 4, 2016

The Last Shall Be First: Hatian Women Taking Steps to End Poverty, Forbes, October 20, 2016

Want a more resilient world? Give mothers access to the tools they deserve, The Hill, October 8, 2016.

Why We Need to Discuss Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies, Huffington Post, September 22, 2016.

Big-hearted, self-serving and right, The Hill, February 29, 2016.

Tennessee Quit Week a first step to healthier Nashville, The Tennessean, February 22, 2016.

An Application of Strategic Health Diplomacy in Latin America and the Caribbean: The U.S. Southern Command, Kennedy School Review, February 3, 2016.

Retreating From Global Leadership Puts America at Risk, Time, November 11, 2015.

Saving Lives, Strengthening Nations, U.S. News, November 9, 2015.

A Look Inside Cuba's Family Clinics. Forbes, October 8, 2015.

Cuba's Most Valuable Export: Its Healthcare Expertise. Forbes, June 18, 2015.

It’s Time For The Real Conversations. Morning Consult, December 16, 2014.

Nashville needs a health collective, and soon. The Tennessean, November 25, 2014.

Ebola Lessons and the Way Forward, Forbes, November 21, 2014.

The Case for Foreign Aid: There is No 'Them' Only 'Us,' Roll Call, November 5, 2014.

The Most Important Thing We Can Do in the Next Ten Years. Morning Consult, November 20, 2014.

No time for complacency: To beat Ebola, we must keep our eye on the ball. Fox News, November 13, 2014.

Ebola Turning Point: Realities And Ideals For On-The-Ground Testing. Forbes, November 1, 2014.

The Value of my Stethoscope: Lessons Learned from a Recent Trip to Cuba. Morning Consult, October 24, 2014.

Notes From the Road: A Big Picture Impression of Cuba., October 20, 2014.

Ebola outbreak: US urgently needs coordinated plan of attack. Fox News, October 8, 2014.

The Dire Need for Rapid Diagnostic Ebola Test in West Africa,, September 22, 2014.

Bipartisanship Saves Lives, The Hill, June 24, 2014.

Call to Action on Global NutritionThe Hill, May 28, 2014.

The Case for Global Health Diplomacy, Health Affairs, April 14, 2014.

Contraception is Pro-Life Cause in Developing WorldTime, March 12, 2014.

What a Difference a Decade Makes, The Hill, May 28, 2013.

A Crucial Moment for Global Nutrition, The Hill, May 22, 2013.

Frist: We Must Continue Our Legacy of Saving Lives, Roll Call, March 7, 2013.

Is AIDS the last bipartisan issue, The Week, July 31, 2012.

5 Reasons Deficit Hawks Should Lay Off Global Health Initiatives, The Week, April 24, 2012.

3 Ways to Fix America's Childhood Poverty Problem, The Week, February 28, 2012.

What Childhood Poverty Means, Huffington Post, February 3, 2012.

Investing in Health and Security, Politico, December 15, 2011.

Russian Delegation's Visit Builds Knowledge, Trust, The Tennessean, November 14, 2011.  

How America Leads the Fight against Africa's Famine, WSJ, August 16, 2011.

Let's Save Starving Somalis, by Frist and Biden, USA Today, August 11, 2011.

Why Americans Should Care about Famine in Africa, CNN, August 10, 2011

Mother-and-child Challenges Persist Globally, The Tennessean, May 8, 2011.

Bipartisan Agreement on Mothers, The Hill, May 4, 2011.

The Unknown Killer, The Huffington Post, November 9, 2010.

New Defense Strategy for a New World, Politico, June 7, 2010.

Mothers in Afghanistan Face Dangers Greater Than War, The Huffington Post, May 10, 2010.

Housing Programs Lift Poor in World, Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 12, 2010.

The Latest in Gifts that Last a Lifetime, Victoria Advocate, December 21, 2009.

Raj Shah and America's Development Future, Roll Call, December 17, 2009.

Time for Renewed Global Action against Childhood Pneumonia, The Lancet, October 30, 2009.

Healthier Beginnings: What the World Can Learn from Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 14, 2009.

What the Doctor Orders, Foreign Policy, September 11, 2009.

Global Healthcare Takes More than a Pill, Boston Globe, August 13, 2009.

Improve World Health Care by Increasing Prosperity, Houston Chronicle, July 30, 2009.

Poverty and Healthcare: Fatefully Linked, Johnson City Press, June 21, 2009.

Saving Children's Lives, Washington Times, June 16, 2009.

We Can Save a Child for Just $44, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 26, 2009.

To Address Global Poverty, First Fight for Global Health, The Charlotte Observer, May 14, 2009.

A Healthy Populace Requires More Than Medical Care, Roll Call, April 8, 2009.

Join the Fight against Childhood Pneumonia, The Tennessean, April 7, 2009.

Bush's Passion Laid Foundations, The Tennessean, January 17, 2009.

Bush Saved 10 Million Lives, CNN, January 16, 2009.

U.S. Aid Should Be Earned, Craner, Frist, Hackett, Patricof, New York Times Op-Ed, December 20, 2008.

Health 'Sector' Must Be Changed Into Health 'System,' Roll Call, November 20, 2008

Education, Children's Health Linked: Tennessee Faces Infant Mortality Challenges, The Tennessean, October 12, 2008

A Great Mother's Day Gift, The Oklahoman, May 11, 2008

History Will Judge Us on Our Fight against AIDS, The Tennessean, March 4, 2008

The Clock is Ticking, Washington Times, December 28, 2007

Medicine as a Currency for Peace through Global Health Diplomacy, Yale Policy and Law Review 2007

Improving Russian-U.S. Collaboration on Health, Autumn 2007

Creating a U.S. Global Health CorpAmerican Interest, Winter 2005

Overcoming Disparities in U.S. Health Care, Health Affairs, March-April 2005

Health in the 21st Century, New England Journal of Medicine, January 2005

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