Public Health On the Brink
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed alarming gaps in our public health system. This year-long event series from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will examine the urgent challenges facing public health today and explore the most promising ideas for rebuilding and revitalizing the field. We’ll hear from leaders on the frontlines of local, state, and federal responses to the pandemic. We’ll discuss equity and access and meet a new generation of community activists. We’ll also talk to members of Congress pushing for solutions. Join us for these important discussions at a critical moment for public health.
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The fight for equity: Reforming health care systems from within
November 4, 2022 | Go to the event page
Rep. Dwight Evans represents a Philadelphia district on the front lines of America’s gun violence epidemic. He has developed an ambitious $50 billion plan to tackle gun violence at its roots with a combination of policing, workforce development, neighborhood interventions, and community improvements, but funding has been elusive. The Democratic congressman will share his policy prescriptions on gun violence, food insecurity, homelessness, and other urgent public health priorities in this Q&A with POLITICO reporter Carmen Paun. Register to receive a … Continue reading "View from the Hill: A conversation with Rep. Dwight Evans"
Structural racism takes a pernicious toll on health. And institutional and individual bias can mean you’re treated differently depending on the color of your skin. The result: Huge racial disparities in health outcomes and life expectancy. How can we address these inequities? Our panelists will explore new approaches to closing racial health gaps and discuss efforts to dismantle racism in health care. This event is presented in partnership with Harvard Public Health magazine, which devoted its fall issue to structural … Continue reading "The fight for equity: Reforming health care systems from within"
A psychiatrist who focuses on erasing the stigma of mental health care in the Black community. A hospital executive who tackles emergency preparedness through an equity lens. A nonprofit founder who travels the world to bring neurodiagnostic training to the Global South. These are among the new leaders defining the future of public health. COVID-19 thrust the field into the spotlight, sending applications to schools of public health soaring. The future leaders emerging from the pandemic share a powerful conviction … Continue reading "Shaping the future of public health: A conversation with emerging leaders"
Sen. Tim Kaine came down with COVID in the first wave of the pandemic, in March of 2020. Today, he experiences non-debilitating Long COVID, which he describes as minor and says feels like “every nerve ending in my body has had five cups of coffee.” The Virginia Democrat talks about his personal experience with Long COVID and the political battle to secure more money to support patients in this Q&A with POLITICO health care reporter Alice Miranda Ollstein. The conversation … Continue reading "View from the Hill: A conversation with Sen. Tim Kaine"
Sen. Ron Wyden has long pressed for reform of the mental health care system. As chair of the Senate Finance Committee, he is now leading a bipartisan effort to improve access, close coverage gaps, and expand the number of qualified providers. The Oregon Democrat will discuss mental health and his other public health priorities—including climate change, drug pricing, and abortion rights—in this Q&A with POLITICO health care reporter Krista Mahr.
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