STD-related health losses higher among American women than men, study finds
Three sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs)—chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis—cause major health losses in the U.S., and much more so for women than for men, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
Healer, mentor, music-maker
Joel Burt-Miller, MPH ’23, uses an array of talents to address physical and mental health disparities.
U.S. governmental public health workforce shrank by half in five years, study finds
Nearly half of all employees in state and local public health agencies in the U.S. left their jobs between 2017 and 2021, and if such workforce contractions continue, more than 100,000 public health staff could leave their jobs…
Making prescription drugs affordable
Hussain Lalani, SM ’23, was named STAT Wunderkind for his efforts to tackle high prescription drug prices.
Medicaid hospital reimbursement linked with more use of long-acting contraception after births
The use of long-acting reversible contraception—such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) or contraceptive implants—increased among people who recently gave birth in states that switched their Medicaid policies to include hospital reimbursement for such contraception, according to a study from…
Poll demonstrates persisting racial health and wealth gap in the U.S.
In a recent poll from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, NPR, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, researchers found that Black Americans are being disproportionately affected by the rising U.S. inflation rates compared to white…
Preparing for the next pandemic
Karl Lauterbach, Germany’s federal minister of health, discussed the G7 Pact for Pandemic Readiness at a Harvard Chan School seminar.
Primary care system needs transformation, say experts
The primary care system in the U.S. needs to deliver better care at lower cost and ensure that doctors, medical staff, and patients are more satisfied, according to experts.
Study: More negative words used in Black patient medical records
Medical records of Black patients are much more likely to contain negative descriptions than records of white patients, according to a new study.
Bridging the gap between research and policy to improve cancer control
Karen Emmons, professor of social and behavioral sciences, says that implementation scientists can bring the full benefits of scientific discovery to health, and improve cancer control, by focusing more on the policy-making process.