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Failing health systems — How to help

The list below includes just a few examples of how you can help HSPH lead change and change leaders. Learn more about specific giving opportunities and levels here. Or, for more information, please email or call Ellie Starr, Vice Dean for External Relations at (617) 432-8448.

Support people

  • Student aid – a robust financial aid program ensures that HSPH will continue to attract the world’s most promising future leaders in the field, enables students to use their talents where the public health needs are greatest instead of taking jobs to pay off debt after graduation, and creates lasting impact as our graduates touch countless lives in their public health careers.
  • Endowed professorships – the highest honor bestowed upon current faculty members as well as a critical means of attracting new talent to the School, endowed professorships create an enduring legacy and ensure that faculty can devote their best energies to research and teaching.

Learn about specific gift opportunities to support people at HSPH

Support ideas

  • Project Antares – A successful long-running joint project of HSPH and Harvard Business School focused on harnessing private enterprise for public health. Antares leverages commercial systems to extend the reach and increase the impact of public health interventions.
    Learn more about Project Antares
  • Global Health Regional Program in Africa – An initiative building on existing research and education collaborations in African countries with a strong focus on developing public health leadership through a in-person and distance learning programs for senior leaders and mid-range professionals.
    Learn more about our work in Africa
  • Ariadne Labs – A joint program with Brigham and Women’s Hospital focused on expanding checklist-based initiatives that have already prevented millions of deaths and injuries from surgical errors. Critical opportunities for expansion include other areas of clinical care such as childbirth and end-of-life care.
    Learn more about the Ariadne Labs
  • Initiative in Global Health Quality – An initiative focused on understanding the major health care quality challenges faced by nations across the globe, evaluating current efforts to address these issues, synthesizing evidence and data about what works, and identifying opportunities where research may help improve quality of care.
    Learn more about the HSPH Initiative in Global Health Quality
  • Center for Public Health Leadership – A world-class training center for current and future leaders, with a focus on transforming domestic health systems and services in the U.S. through evidence-based policy and research.
    Learn more about the Center for Public Health Leadership
  • Leadership Studio programming – Events and broadcast-quality programming to promote evidence-based policy making and advance domestic and international dialog on public health issues. Current series include The Forum at HSPH and Voices from the Field.
    Learn more about The Forum at HSPH and Voices from the Field
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research – A long-running program focused on identifying what works and what is most cost-effective in health care and health systems, aimed at enabling leaders and practitioners to apply this knowledge in public health, medical, and policy settings.
    Learn more about the Comparative Effectiveness Research Initiative
  • National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – A well-respected joint HSPH and Harvard Kennedy School program that brings together government leaders from across the U.S. and around the world to better understand crisis leadership in action, and trains students and current leaders to lead effectively under crisis conditions using the “Meta-Leadership” model.
    Learn more about the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative
  • HSPH-India Health Partnership – A partnership that brings together a number of existing HSPH initiatives focused on India within a common framework to facilitate collaboration between HSPH and Indian institutions, faculty, and students.
    Learn more about the HSPH-India Health Partnership

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Support infrastructure

  • Big Data – Support for biostatistics, epidemiology, and genetics research, faculty, and data storage strengthens the building blocks of all public health research and reinforces the School’s scientific and intellectual foundations.
    Learn more about supporting our work in big data
  • A campus for the 21st century – Some of the best opportunities available to leave a lasting mark in this Campaign surround the creation of a campus that is worthy of Harvard School of Public Health, built to foster continued innovation and global engagement and to ensure that its second century of impact is as remarkable as its first.
    Learn more about supporting a campus for the 21st century
  • Mapping Health Laboratory – a “core” service at HSPH to be shared by all departments within the School, to use GIS and other advanced mapping technologies to develop databases for environmental assessment and spatial modeling of exposures and health effects.

Learn about specific gift opportunities to support infrastructure at HSPH