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Creativity and the brain: How the arts can shape well-being
December 5, 2022 | Go to the event page
A Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forum Humans have been creating art for millennia — since long before the emergence of the written word. Now, researchers are beginning to document how both making and engaging with art can improve well-being. Art-based interventions have shown the potential to alleviate symptoms in conditions affecting both physical and mental health. And the emerging field of NeuroArts is spurring still more research into how creativity can shape the body, brain, and behavior. Our … Continue reading "Creativity and the brain: How the arts can shape well-being"
Presented by The Studio & Office for Student Services at Harvard Chan School Harvard Chan students — take a break from studying for finals and explore your creativity through art! Please join us for a free meditative painting session with artist and alumna Caroline Keroack on Monday, December 5th, from 5:30-7pm in Kresge Cafeteria. With soft music playing, Caroline will guide you through the process of becoming in tune with your emotions and give you the artistic tools to express … Continue reading "Free! Take a Break with Meditative Painting "
A conversation with EPA Regional Administrator David Cash The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a new Office of Environmental Justice and vowing to use its regulatory power to mitigate the impact of climate change and pollution on poor and minority communities. Those sound like bold initiatives — but what do they mean in practice? Join us for a conversation with David Cash, the EPA’s regional administrator for New England, about the EPA’s plans to address environmental injustice on the ground. … Continue reading "Climate and justice: The EPA’s action plan"
Rep. Dwight Evans represents a Philadelphia district on the front lines of America’s gun violence epidemic. He has developed an ambitious $50 billion plan to tackle gun violence at its roots with a combination of policing, workforce development, neighborhood interventions, and community improvements, but funding has been elusive. The Democratic congressman will share his policy prescriptions on gun violence, food insecurity, homelessness, and other urgent public health priorities in this Q&A with POLITICO reporter Carmen Paun. Register to receive a … Continue reading "View from the Hill: A conversation with Rep. Dwight Evans"
This event is being postponed. We will provide a new date when available. Ambassador Dr. John Nkengasong served as the first director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and a special envoy for the World Health Organization on COVID-19 preparedness. Now, he’s leading PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which has saved tens of millions of lives over the past two decades. Ambassador Nkengasong will share lessons learned from decades of leading the fight against infectious … Continue reading "POSTPONED – John Nkengasong: Advancing global health security, from Africa CDC to PEPFAR"
Structural racism takes a pernicious toll on health. And institutional and individual bias can mean you’re treated differently depending on the color of your skin. The result: Huge racial disparities in health outcomes and life expectancy. How can we address these inequities? Our panelists will explore new approaches to closing racial health gaps and discuss efforts to dismantle racism in health care. This event is presented in partnership with Harvard Public Health magazine, which devoted its fall issue to structural … Continue reading "The fight for equity: Reforming health care systems from within"
A psychiatrist who focuses on erasing the stigma of mental health care in the Black community. A hospital executive who tackles emergency preparedness through an equity lens. A nonprofit founder who travels the world to bring neurodiagnostic training to the Global South. These are among the new leaders defining the future of public health. COVID-19 thrust the field into the spotlight, sending applications to schools of public health soaring. The future leaders emerging from the pandemic share a powerful conviction … Continue reading "Shaping the future of public health: A conversation with emerging leaders"
Sen. Tim Kaine came down with COVID in the first wave of the pandemic, in March of 2020. Today, he experiences non-debilitating Long COVID, which he describes as minor and says feels like “every nerve ending in my body has had five cups of coffee.” The Virginia Democrat talks about his personal experience with Long COVID and the political battle to secure more money to support patients in this Q&A with POLITICO health care reporter Alice Miranda Ollstein. The conversation … Continue reading "View from the Hill: A conversation with Sen. Tim Kaine"
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