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
Margaret McConnell, associate professor of global health economics at Harvard Chan School, discusses her recent evaluation of the impact of a longstanding national nurse home visiting program.
Recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the use of affirmative action in college admissions, but the decisions could worsen racial disparities across all sectors of society, including health, according to Michelle Williams of Harvard Chan…
Seasonal allergies and asthma are getting worse amid extreme heat caused by climate change, according to several experts from Harvard Chan School’s Department of Environmental Health.
Children who face racial discrimination are more likely to have obesity, according to a new study.
Early life trauma is an important and overlooked cause of adverse reproductive health outcomes in women such as endometriosis, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and infertility, according to a recent investigation from researchers at Harvard Chan School.
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