A hub for training better public health communicators
Amanda Yarnell, new senior director of the School’s Center for Health Communication, is refocusing the center on defining, teaching, and sharing best practices for communicating health information in a world that’s increasingly skeptical and fragmented.
Epidemiologist Tamarra James-Todd receives Alice Hamilton Award
Tamarra James-Todd, the Mark and Catherine Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Reproductive Epidemiology, received the 2022 Alice Hamilton Award for her leadership in the area of environmental exposure and women’s health.
Better Off Podcast: Is clean beauty for real?
It seems like every brand of makeup, fragrance, and hair care wants consumers to believe that their products are safe, natural, and clean. Is this all just greenwashing? The beauty industry is remarkably unregulated – and women, particularly…
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.
COVID death rate now higher in whites than in Blacks
The COVID death rate among Black Americans—which was the highest in the U.S. for many months during the pandemic, due to health disparities—is now lower than that of white Americans.
Opinion: Upcoming Supreme Court rulings could undermine public health
With the start of the new Supreme Court term, the justices in the conservative majority could significantly harm public health through a number of rulings, according to Michelle Williams, Dean of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Better Off: Home
What makes a healthy home? In 2022, that question feels more important than ever. What are the right foods to eat? The least-toxic shampoos and sunscreens? The best way to prevent loneliness while working from home? On Season…
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.…
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.