Topic: health policy

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…

Can Massachusetts reign in health care costs?

While many health care reform experts are confident that the Massachusetts State Legislature by end of summer will pass a law intended to cut health care costs by $150 billion in 15 years, HSPH’s [[John McDonough]] and [[Nancy Turnbull]] are among the…

Health care in China: Progress made, more needed

China has made great progress on health care but still has much work to do. In a November 1, 2011 New York Times opinion piece, Yuanli Liu, senior lecturer on international health at the Harvard School of Public Health, praised China’s successful…