Topic: North America

HSPH and Mexico: Ties that bind

This month, Harvard University President Drew Faust, Harvard School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk, and other Harvard administrators and faculty traveled to Mexico to celebrate the university’s strong and longstanding relationship with that nation. Dean Frenk served as that country’s minister…

Polls show deep partisan divide over Affordable Care Act

Despite millions of Americans newly insured under ACA, most Americans still do not approve of the legislation For immediate release: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Boston, MA – A comprehensive analysis of data from 27 public opinion polls conducted by 14 organizations, including…

Americans mistrust medical profession, but like their own doctors

Americans are less likely to trust the medical profession than people in many other countries, but they often like their own doctors, according to a new report from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The seemingly contradictory findings—based on an examination of…

U.S. hospitals prepare for Ebola

Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of International Health at HSPH, and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, has done a number of interviews with national media outlets over the last few days on controlling the spread of Ebola in the U.S.…

Improved compliance needed with NCAA concussion guidelines

For immediate release: Thursday, October 23, 2014 Boston, MA — Though most NCAA colleges and universities have created programs to help athletes deal with concussions, a new Harvard study has found that, when it comes to specific components of those plans, many institutions…

Obamacare hasn’t led to higher health care costs for businesses

Predictions that Obamacare would lead to substantially higher costs for employers have not materialized three years after the U.S. health care overhaul became law. In an October 16, 2014 Bloomberg News article, health economist Katherine Baicker of Harvard School of Public Health…