Topic: health disparities

Better communication, less violence

May 1, 2015 -- Steven Hafner is constantly asking the question “why?” And at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health he’s directing that question to the issue of violence against Native American women. “They experience high, high rates of violence, whether…

Thailand seeks to address shortage of rural health care providers

May 11, 2015 -- Now in its 14th year, Thailand’s universal health care system provides coverage to 99.9% of the population, but as it grows the system is facing challenges caused by a shortage of doctors and nurses, especially in rural areas. Rajata Rajatanavin,…

Trends in U.S. deaths from legal interventions

A study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that, over the past 50 years, the risk of a young black man in the U.S. dying due to law enforcement action ranged from at least 3 to 10…

Howard Koh honored by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Howard Koh, professor of the practice of public health leadership and director of the Leading Change Studio at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will receive the Dr. Jim O’Connell Award at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s upcoming Medicine…

Nancy Krieger receives prestigious American Cancer Society award

Nancy Krieger, professor of social epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was named recipient of an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor Award on April 2, 2015. It is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the organization. The Clinical Research…

Alumni tackle health disparities

April 2, 2015 —Chicago physicians Cheryl Whitaker, MPH ’94, and husband Eric Whitaker, MPH ’93, recently returned to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to discuss how their time at the School helped shape their careers,  and to inspire students to…

Living in community with income inequality may affect health

Living in an area having a high level of income inequality – whether people are low-income or high-income – appears to negatively impact health, according to a new report. S V Subramanian, professor of population health and geography in the Department of…

Racism and public health: Statement from Dean Julio Frenk

December 17, 2014 Dear Members of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Community: The tragic deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice have mobilized large and diverse groups to take action in the service of social justice. As…

Race, Criminal Justice and Health

This Forum event will examine how disparities within the law and the criminal justice system negatively affect health in members of minority groups -- as well as how the role of race interacts with ne