Racism is a public health crisis
The killing of George Floyd and the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on people of color are only the two latest examples of how structural racism can lead to devastating outcomes. Harvard Chan School stands together and is committed to helping fight this longstanding racism. The information and resources below highlight work from members of the Harvard Chan School community aimed at addressing racism and, ultimately, at helping shape a fairer, more just, and healthier world.
A Statement from Dean Michelle A. Williams
Podcast: We’re better off with health equity
How racism chips away at health
Q&A: Turning the words ‘racism is a public health crisis’ into action
Q&A: COVID-19 pandemic highlights longstanding health inequities in U.S.
America is Failing its Black Mothers
Podcast: Discrimination in America
Increased government oversight of public health research, disease surveillance, and policy is critical to saving lives and promoting equity during future pandemics, according to Harvard Chan School faculty.
Despite his challenging start in rural Jamaica, James Frater, MPH ’24, overcame enormous obstacles to achieve his lifelong goal of becoming a doctor. He then helped others dream big.
The New England Journal of Medicine has begun to take a hard look at its history of racism and complicity in slavery.
Senior physicians may care for fewer patients with Medicaid and from racial/ethnic minorities than junior physicians
Senior physicians may avoid seeing racial minorities and lower paying Medicaid-insured patients compared to junior physicians in the same practice, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Obstetric units are closing at a growing number of hospitals across the U.S. As a result, many patients are being forced to travel farther to give birth and receive prenatal and postpartum care.
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