Topic: health disparities

Living in community with income inequality may affect health

Living in an area having a high level of income inequality – whether people are low-income or high-income – appears to negatively impact health, according to a new report. S V Subramanian, professor of population health and geography in the Department of…

Racism and public health: Statement from Dean Julio Frenk

December 17, 2014 Dear Members of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Community: The tragic deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice have mobilized large and diverse groups to take action in the service of social justice. As…

Race, Criminal Justice and Health

This Forum event will examine how disparities within the law and the criminal justice system negatively affect health in members of minority groups -- as well as how the role of race interacts with ne

A bold pathway in life—and biology

[ Winter 2015 ] Anthony Covarrubias, PhD ’15, grew up in a working-class neighborhood in South Los Angeles. While celebrities in sports cars whizzed to the beach just a few miles away, Covarrubias’s neighbors waited in long lines at the local health…

Why Public Health? Jennifer Atlas

June 2014 — In our video series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. After working to establish a community health center in an underserved area…

Why Public Health? Anthony Covarrubias

May 2014 — In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. Anthony Covarrubias, a doctoral student in the Biological Sciences in Public Health…

A wide-angle view of global health

Humanity has made huge achievements in health, but has a long way to go. That’s the message in an article by Harvard School of Public Health’s David Bloom in the December 2014 issue of Finance & Development (F&D)—the quarterly magazine of the…

Investing in health systems may stem Ebola outbreak

A broad humanitarian response that includes investments in health care staff, medical resources, and health systems is more likely to be effective in halting the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and creating sustainable models for responding to future infectious disease outbreaks…

Support for Medicaid expansion strong among low-income adults

For immediate release: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Boston, MA — Low-income adults overwhelmingly support Medicaid expansion and think the government-sponsored program offers health care coverage that is comparable to or even better in quality than private health insurance coverage, according to a…