Topic: health systems

Improving health for people with disabilities

May 9, 2014 —The phone call from Ghana clinched Asare Christian’s career path. His grandmother was exhibiting sudden, puzzling symptoms including loss of balance, coordination, and bladder function. To Christian, who was learning about brain injury in his clinical rotation in rehabilitation…

Leaders share universal health care experiences

A natural disaster or a significant shift in a nation’s political leanings are among the forces that can spur countries to adopt universal health care (UHC), according to a panel of experts convened by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) to discuss…

Significant decline in deaths after Massachusetts’ health reform

Findings offer insights into population-level health effects that could occur under Affordable Care Act For immediate release: Monday, May 5, 2014 Boston, MA — In the first four years after Massachusetts instituted comprehensive health reform in 2006, mortality in the state decreased…

Bringing single-payer health care to Vermont

Vermont faces big challenges as it plans to institute the nation’s first and only single-payer health care system by 2017. An April 9, 2014 Vox.com article about Vermont’s experience exploring how best to structure the government-run plan—and how to pay for it—included…

Student profile: Imran Mahmud, MPH '14

Q: Why did you choose HSPH? A: I initially applied to HSPH and the Hopkins MPH programs. Funding was not a problem for me as I am supported by a Fulbright Scholarship. I chose to accept the offer of the MPH at…

ACA this week – Lots more patients, enough docs?

March 2014 – Will there be enough doctors to treat the newly covered patients under the Affordable Care Act? Ashish Jha, professor of health policy and management weighs in. (1:24) Visit HSPH’s Affordable Care Act page for more ACA coverage.

Hard truths about dying

Sherwin Nuland, author of the 1994 best-selling book How We Die, passed away on March 5, 2014 at age 83. Harvard School of Public Health Professor Atul Gawande, spoke with NPR about reading Nuland’s book as a medical student. While Gawande’s teachers…

ACA this week - Does health insurance lead to better health?

February 2014 -- Access to health insurance doesn’t always lead to a healthier population, says Ashish Jha, professor of health policy and management at Harvard School of Public Health. Check out the series from the Forum at Harvard School of Public Health. (2:42) Visit…