Topic: social determinants

Community reaction critical to rebuilding lives of child soldiers

How accepting or hostile a community is toward former child soldiers can help determine whether they will fare well or reoffend, according to Theresa Betancourt, associate professor of child health and human rights at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and director…

Living near foreclosed homes may raise risk of being overweight

August 12, 2013 — People who live near foreclosed homes may be at greater risk of being overweight than those who don’t have such homes in their immediate neighborhoods, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers.…

Social networks and volunteering linked with good health worldwide

February 28, 2012 Much research has indicated that strong social networks and volunteering are linked with good health. But most of that research was done in western or developed countries. Now, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues have found…