All articles related to "social determinants":

U.S. data scant on deaths, injuries by law enforcement

While copious data document the career of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, few statistics are available on the phenomenon he protested by kneeling during pre-game performances of the national anthem—police killings of African Americans. Maybe sports fans, with…

Multiple strategies needed to curb distracted driving

The addictive pull of the smartphone has been driving a surge in traffic fatalities over the past few years. Persuading drivers to keep their eyes off of their phones will require a multi-pronged approach, according to a health…

Cambridge Health Alliance honors David Williams

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) honored David Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with its annual Art of Healing Award on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Understanding slavery’s legacy in health and medicine

May 8, 2017—In the 18th through early 20th centuries, white physicians studied black slaves and their descendants in an attempt to identify characteristics that were distinctive of their race. They believed that all questions about health could be…

An invisible evil

Structural racism is often called an invisible evil because it's so pervasive, but also hidden in some ways. It involves interconnected institutions—housing, education, health care—that foster discrimination against racial groups. And this structural racism can play a role…

Why Public Health? Jaquelyn Jahn

November 2016 - In our series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. Jaquelyn Jahn, MPH ’16, PhD ’19, does research…