Topic: health policy

Building resilient and sustainable health systems

How can health systems be strengthened in a post-Ebola world? On Saturday, September 26, 2015 Atul Gawande, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and executive director of Ariadne Labs, facilitated a discussion that attempted to answer that question. As the United…

How would Republicans change the ACA?

Given that many Republicans have expressed their displeasure with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), what might they do instead if they were to take control of the White House and both branches of Congress in 2017? Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

Making Boston streets safer for bicyclists

More than painted bike lanes are needed to keep bicyclists safe on Boston’s busy streets, a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researcher said September 14, 2015 at a Boston City Council public hearing on how to make roads safer for…

Lucian Leape, patient safety champion, honored at retirement symposium

September 15, 2015 — Colleagues, friends, and family gathered to celebrate the career and legacy of Lucian Leape, adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, at a retirement symposium held September…

Toe to toe

[Fall 2015] In a groundbreaking new course, students at the Harvard Chan School and Harvard Business School square off over corporate regulation—and find common ground Whether it’s a cruise ship line, pharmaceutical company, garment factory—or even a purveyor of e-cigarettes—“every company is…

Living more safely with guns

There are ways to bring together both sides of the nation’s gun debate to address the public health threat of firearm violence in the United States, which claims an estimated 33,000 lives annually and puts the nation at the top of the…

Consumers overwhelmed in sea of health information

While health information is more widely available than ever, most consumers are unable to understand it well enough to make appropriate decisions, according to a new editorial by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers. While education levels are a barrier…