Topic: North America

Advice to the next president: 7 ways to fight health inequities

For immediate release: June 18, 2008 Boston, MA- In a series of opinion pieces and two-minute videos, seven Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) faculty offer "Advice to the Next President: 7 Ways to Fight Health Inequities." The series is published in…

Puffing in public housing poses serious health risks to tenants

Researchers examine risks and consequences of cigarette smoking to all inhabitants of multiple-unit housing; challenge status quo BOSTON, MA -- In an effort to protect children from harmful tobacco smoke exposure, health and medical professionals are pushing for a ban on smoking in public…

Prof. Howard Koh nominated assistant secretary for health in HHS

For immediate release: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Boston, MA --  President Barack Obama announced today his intent to nominate Dr. Howard Koh, the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), to be assistant…

Harvard School of Public Health launches obesity prevention website

The Obesity Prevention Source Aims to Help Policymakers and Public Reverse Growing Worldwide Epidemic For immediate release: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Boston, MA - What is causing the obesity epidemic—and how can we stop and reverse this worldwide weight problem? A new…

Health provisions among public's top priorities for economic stimulus

Health Reform Rated Among Top Priorities For New President And Congress, Insurance Regulations Stand Out For Broad Bipartisan Support Initial Positive Reaction To Many Key Elements Of Health Reform, But Support Could Erode During A Debate About Tradeoffs For immediate release: Thursday,…

Change in cycle track policy needed to boost ridership, public health

For immediate release: May 17, 2013 Boston, MA – Bicycle engineering guidelines often used by state regulators to design bicycle facilities need to be overhauled to reflect current cyclists’ preferences and safety data, according to a new study from Harvard School of…

Vaccinating boys against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) not cost-effective

Cervical Cancer Prevention Efforts Should Prioritize Vaccinating Pre-Adolescent Girls and Continued Cervical Cancer Screening For immediate release: Thursday, October 8, 2009 Boston, MA -- Persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus, is known to be a…