Abortion access and policy after Roe
The impacts of losing the constitutional right to abortion have been immediate and widespread, disproportionately falling on people of color and poor people. The policy response to this public health crisis should be well-coordinated and extend beyond reproductive…
New research on intensive nurse home visiting program shows no impact on birth outcomes; study is ongoing
Boston, MA – A paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP), a prenatal and early child home visiting program, did not improve birth outcomes for low-income mothers in South Carolina.…
Study fills in data gaps for vulnerable births in Ethiopia
Harvard Chan School researchers estimated the number and prevalence of stillbirths, neonatal deaths, and medically vulnerable newborns in Ethiopia.
Interventions to prevent child wasting should be implemented before age two
In lower- and middle-income countries, wasting is more prevalent in children under age two than children 2-4 years old, according to a study by Harvard Chan School researchers.
Health-harming extreme heat, driven by climate change, on the rise
Excessive heat—the number one killer of all natural disasters—has been on the rise over the past decade, and experts expect it to get worse because of the climate crisis.
Stricter federal guidelines on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water pose challenges
Philippe Grandjean discusses the EPA's updated health advisories for two toxic compounds, PFOS and PFOA, that are found in drinking water across the U.S.
Course highlights the health impacts of homelessness
Harvard Chan School's two-year-old course on homelessness and health is one of many pieces of the School’s new pilot Initiative on Health and Homelessness (IHH), an effort aimed at advancing education, research, and practice regarding housing instability’s devastating…
Children’s asthma rates linked with neighborhood characteristics, race, ethnicity
Children living in neighborhoods with higher population densities, greater proportions of lower-income households, and greater poverty had higher rates of asthma, according to a study led by Harvard Chan School.
Student’s journey to U.S. to save daughter sparks a career in public health
In a recent interview, Oana Geambasu described how she unintentionally became an adviser to Romania’s health minister, and what it means to her to be the country’s first graduate from the School in almost 100 years.
Examining causes of newborn sepsis in low- and middle-income countries
In a new study, Harvard Chan School's Grace Chan and colleagues identified risk factors for sepsis in newborns in low- and middle-income countries.