Lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing, 10 years out
Disaster planning preparedness in the years before the bombing and coordination among leaders in its immediate aftermath contributed to the successful response, according to a panel of experts.
Higher trust in public health agencies during COVID-19 driven more by beliefs that agencies led with clear, science-based recommendations and provided protective resources, than by beliefs that agencies controlled outbreak
In the first nationally representative survey of U.S. adults on reasons for trust in federal, state, and local public health agencies’ information during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers found that high levels of trust were not primarily due to…
Preparing hospitals and health systems for climate change
Speaking to The Boston Globe, several experts from Harvard Chan School offered their perspectives on how hospitals and health systems will cope with continuing climate change and extreme weather events.
Learning from pandemic for better public health emergency preparedness
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine focuses on learning lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to help improve preparedness for future public health emergencies.
Project uses geographic data to show that where a person lives matters to their health
Harvard Chan School's Nancy Krieger and colleagues have updated and broadened a project aimed at training people in how to track and monitor socially related disparities having to do with where a person lives.
Following Hurricane Ian, Mass. medical team brings ED to hospital parking lot
Following Hurricane Ian, Harvard Chan School’s Paul Biddinger and a group of Massachusetts health workers treated hundreds of patients in a tent complex outside a Sarasota-area hospital.
Helping public health agencies improve emergency risk communication
A culture shift needs to happen in communication around public health emergencies, according to Harvard Chan School's Elena Savoia.
Shock to the system
Ellen Chappelka, MPH ’22, was taken aback by preventable health problems she saw while working as an EMT in New Orleans. Now she wants to change systemic issues that make people vulnerable in the first place.
Commentary: Emergency room doctors urged to take more steps to prevent opioid overdoses
People with opioid withdrawal symptoms who seek help at a hospital emergency room often are referred to a psychological counseling program first instead of being treated with a medication, wrote Jun Nakagawa, a doctoral candidate at Harvard T.H.…
In Hurricane Maria’s wake, taking stock of Puerto Rico’s decimated medical infrastructure
Harvard Chan alum Michael Grant spent 25 days in Puerto Rico helping to assess the state of the island’s medical infrastructure in the wake of the storm.