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Finding community in Boston Vaccine Day

September 23, 2021—Keona Wynne wasn’t sure if people were going to show up. For months, she and a team of volunteers had worked in their spare time—weekends and nights, between work meetings and classes—to organize Boston Vaccine Day,…

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,…