Intimate partner violence early in pandemic linked with worse mental and overall health in women
Women who experienced intimate partner violence during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to suffer worse mental health and other adverse health effects, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
India behind on progress toward UN Sustainable Development Goals
India is not on target to reach more than half of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a broad set of global goals set in 2015 by UN member states—by the organization’s 2030 deadline, according to a study…
Better Off Podcast: How can we protect the health of incarcerated people?
As COVID-19 swept through American prisons and jails in 2020, wardens scrambled to keep prisoners and corrections officers from getting sick. One strategy was to increase solitary confinement. Health experts warn that solitary confinement increases the risk of…
Gun violence researchers at Harvard Chan School receive largest-ever grant
Researchers at Harvard Chan School have received a five-year, $5 million grant to support research on firearm injuries and deaths.
Harvard Chan School experts shed light on link between guns and suicides, gun injuries
The relationship between firearms and suicide, as well as firearms injury data, were among the topics of studies from experts at Harvard Chan School that appeared in the December 2022 issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.
UN names World Day for prevention of child sexual abuse, exploitation
The United Nations has declared November 18 as the World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence.
Homicide leading cause of death for pregnant women in U.S.
Women in the U.S. who are pregnant or who have recently given birth are more likely to be murdered than to die from obstetric causes—and these homicides are linked to a deadly mix of intimate partner violence and…
Better Off: Home
What makes a healthy home? In 2022, that question feels more important than ever. What are the right foods to eat? The least-toxic shampoos and sunscreens? The best way to prevent loneliness while working from home? On Season…
Grappling with public health impacts of Supreme Court decisions
Panelists at a Harvard Chan School forum examined how a slew of recent decisions by the Supreme Court negatively affect public health—and how advocates can push back.
Course highlights the health impacts of homelessness
Harvard Chan School's two-year-old course on homelessness and health is one of many pieces of the School’s new pilot Initiative on Health and Homelessness (IHH), an effort aimed at advancing education, research, and practice regarding housing instability’s devastating…