Topic: health reform

HHS official Howard Koh stresses importance of public health work

November 4, 2011 -- Former HSPH Prof Calls Working in D.C. “Sometimes Frustrating but Absolutely Fascinating” Howard Koh spent two decades as a doctor. Working one-on-one with patients is “a noble and almost sacred experience,” he told scores of Harvard Medical School students…

Transforming Ethiopia's health care system from the ground up

August 29, 2012 -- There are currently more Ethiopian doctors working in Chicago than in Ethiopia, according to Keseteberhan Admassu, the country’s state minister of health. Speaking to an international group of experts assembled by Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Department…

Health care policy expert says now is the time to focus on prevention

December 14, 2011 -- With national health care reform underway, there should be plenty of opportunities for individuals, health care providers, insurers, and policymakers to emphasize preventive care. Focusing national attention on taming the rise of behavior-related ailments—diabetes, obesity, lung cancer—would save…