Exploring Chinese health insurance reforms that led to protests
Recent changes to Chinese health insurance sparked protests by hundreds of older people in two cities, but the changes could make the health care system more equitable, according to Harvard Chan School experts.
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.
New TB vaccine could produce large health, economic benefits in LMICs
Introducing an effective new tuberculosis vaccine in low- and middle-income countries could lead to billions of dollars in potential health and economic benefits, according to a modeling study led by Harvard Chan School.
Marginalized communities likely to distrust healthcare system, polling finds
Women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and members of the LBGTQ+ community are much more likely than other groups to distrust their healthcare providers and the healthcare system in general, according to polling commissioned by Sanofi.
African nursing leaders take deep dive into how to strengthen health systems
The inaugural cohort in the Harvard Global Nursing Leadership Program's Certificate in Global Public Health for Nurse Leaders convened in Kenya in September for a week-long intensive course on health systems strengthening.
Climate change–driven health threats continue—as does fossil fuel use
Climate change continues to pose dire threats to people’s health and health care systems around the world, according to a new report in The Lancet.
Opinion: Bold action needed on U.S. food policies to improve health
New food policies are urgently needed in the U.S., according to three nutrition experts from Harvard Chan School.
Learning COVID-19’s lessons to prepare for the future
A new Lancet Commission report offers detailed policy recommendations aimed at reducing the dangers of COVID-19, forestalling the next pandemic, and enabling the world to proceed with goals of sustainable development, human rights, and peace.
Growth of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners helped offset drop in psychiatrists treating Medicare patients
For immediate release: September 6, 2022 Boston, MA—The mental health system is increasingly reliant on psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) to meet the psychiatric needs of Medicare patients, according to a new study led by researchers at…
Africa sees 10-year gain in healthy life expectancy
Between 2000 and 2019, healthy life expectancy—the number of years a person is in a good state of health—jumped from 46 to 56 years in Africa, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).