All articles related to "social determinants":

The downside of ‘John Henryism’

When Black Americans push themselves to work harder in response to the constraints of structural racism, it can take a toll on their bodies, according to Duke University professor emeritus Sherman James.

We’re better off with health equity

This spring, public health officials have been laser-focused on getting more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19. So why do racial disparities persist around vaccination? And once more Americans are vaccinated, how do we ensure that Black and Latino families…

Q&A: Gaurab Basu on climate change, racial justice, and COVID-19

April 9, 2021–Climate change is affecting all corners of the world, but historically marginalized communities are disproportionally bearing its health and economic consequences. Gaurab Basu, a physician with the Cambridge Health Alliance and a health equity fellow at…

Op-ed: Want to make the world a healthier place? Vote.

Voting is one of the most potent ways to effect large-scale change in public health, according to Michelle Williams, dean of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In an October 16, 2020 op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer,…

Op-ed: ‘Racism is a public health crisis’

Racism is killing black Americans—both by fueling police violence against them and by propelling adverse socioeconomic conditions that contribute to serious health issues, according to a June 4, 2020 op-ed in the Washington Post by Harvard T.H. Chan…