Topic: health policy

Ensuring health care insurance

HSPH Professor John McDonough recently spoke to The Boston Globe about his new book Inside National Health Reform. McDonough, a former Massachusetts state legislator and executive director of the advocacy group Health Care for All, worked as a senior adviser on the…

Dean Frenk to join Commonwealth Board

Dean Julio Frenk has been elected to The Commonwealth Fund Board of Directors. The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's…

Sen. Tom Harkin received Healthy Cup

June 1, 2010 -- It may come as a surprise to many people that the comprehensive national health care reform bill signed into law in March contains a substantial piece on prevention and public health, including incentives to prevent chronic disease. The…

Impact of Medicaid on health of the poor

An HSPH study showing potential health benefits of states expanding Medicaid to more low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act, and possible serious negative consequences of not doing so, was cited in a New York Times editorial July 28, 2012. The piece,…

Health care law: New regulations kick in

Meredith Rosenthal, associate professor of health economics and policy at HSPH, was interviewed Sept. 24, 2010, by Fox25 Morning News in Boston about what changes will result from the first wave of the new federal health care regulations that took effect Sept.…

Should health professionals have coaches?

Tennis pros and opera singers benefit from coaching, so why not doctors and other professionals? Atul Gawande, associate professor in health policy and management at Harvard School of Public Health and a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, explores this…

Climate change topic of inaugural lecture

Two Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) faculty members were among a dozen speakers from Harvard’s 12 graduate and professional schools who outlined concerns about the effects of climate change--and possible solutions--at the inaugural “One Harvard: Lectures that Last” program. [[David Hemenway]],…

Health care policy under a President Romney

If elected President, Mitt Romney would likely attempt to make major changes in health care policy, according to a Perspective published online October 10, 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Co-written by John McDonough—professor of the practice of public…