Topic: health policy

The cost of not helping the world's most vulnerable children

November 1, 2012 -- It’s not enough to refrain from harm. We must take positive action. This is the core message of The Cost of Inaction: Case Studies from Rwanda and Angola, a new book published by the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and…

HHS official Howard Koh stresses importance of public health work

November 4, 2011 -- Former HSPH Prof Calls Working in D.C. “Sometimes Frustrating but Absolutely Fascinating” Howard Koh spent two decades as a doctor. Working one-on-one with patients is “a noble and almost sacred experience,” he told scores of Harvard Medical School students…

Health care policy expert says now is the time to focus on prevention

December 14, 2011 -- With national health care reform underway, there should be plenty of opportunities for individuals, health care providers, insurers, and policymakers to emphasize preventive care. Focusing national attention on taming the rise of behavior-related ailments—diabetes, obesity, lung cancer—would save…