Topic: health policy

Why Public Health? Peter James

April 2011 -- In our new series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Above, Peter James, a doctoral student of Environmental Health and Epidemiology, hopes to use his research to…

Why Public Health? Tzipi Strauss

June 2013 -- In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. Tzipi Strauss, MD, SM ’13, Health Care Management, is a pediatrician who wanted…

Having Medicaid increases emergency room visits

Unique study on Oregon’s citizens sheds light on critical care in the U.S. For immediate release: January 2, 2014 Boston, MA -- Adults who are covered by Medicaid use emergency rooms 40 percent more than those in similar circumstances who do not…

Millions harmed each year from unsafe medical care

For immediate release: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Boston, MA — More than 43 million people are injured worldwide each year due to unsafe medical care, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). These injuries result in the…

Puffing in public housing poses serious health risks to tenants

Researchers examine risks and consequences of cigarette smoking to all inhabitants of multiple-unit housing; challenge status quo BOSTON, MA -- In an effort to protect children from harmful tobacco smoke exposure, health and medical professionals are pushing for a ban on smoking in public…

Hospital readmission rates linked with quality of surgical care

For immediate release: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Boston, MA — Reducing hospital readmission rates is an important clinical and policy priority but whether those rates really measure the quality of hospital care isn’t clear. In a new study, researchers from Harvard School…

Health provisions among public's top priorities for economic stimulus

Health Reform Rated Among Top Priorities For New President And Congress, Insurance Regulations Stand Out For Broad Bipartisan Support Initial Positive Reaction To Many Key Elements Of Health Reform, But Support Could Erode During A Debate About Tradeoffs For immediate release: Thursday,…