Topic: health systems

Gawande discusses end-of-life care on Frontline

Doctors who ask patients nearing the end of life about their goals and priorities can help shape decisions about the individual’s end-of-life care and help the person and their families come to terms with their questions and fears, according to Atul Gawande,…

Gawande discusses end-of-life care tonight on Frontline

Tune in tonight, Tuesday, February 10, to see Atul Gawande, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health interviewed on PBS' Frontline about his book, Being Mortal, in which he discusses issues related…

Saving neonatal lives

January 21, 2015 -- Günther Fink, a health economist with expertise in child health and development, thinks that all countries should aim to reduce neonatal mortality by 70% by the year 2030. In a recent paper for the Copenhagen Consensus, he argues that…

The ACA and jobs

February 2014 – Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, talks about the potential effects of the Affordable Care Act on employment. (Conversations in Public Health, 5:01) Please click the play icon above to play…

Why Public Health? Tari Owi

July 2014 — In our video series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field.  With an interest in cost efficiency, cost containment, and performance improvement, Tari…

Fixing a broken health care system

February 2014 -- Ashish Jha, professor of health policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, shares his thoughts on what he refers to as "probably the most dangerous place in the world for a human being—an American hospital. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/campaign/

ACA this week – Lots more patients, enough docs?

March 2014 – Will there be enough doctors to treat the newly covered patients under the Affordable Care Act? Ashish Jha, professor of health policy and management weighs in. (1:24) Visit Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Affordable Care Act page for more…

ACA this week - Does health insurance lead to better health?

February 2014 -- Access to health insurance doesn’t always lead to a healthier population, says Ashish Jha, professor of health policy and management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Check out the series from the Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School…

Ebola causing trauma among children, families in Sierra Leone

Children and families in Sierra Leone are coping with “massive trauma” because of the Ebola epidemic, according to Theresa Betancourt of Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Betancourt was quoted in a December 22, 2014 Huffington Post article about an Ebola-fighting colleague…