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HGHI, HU CFAR Host Virtual Grand Rounds on Lessons from HIV for Global Equity During Pandemics

Ongoing global Covid-19 vaccine and therapeutic inequities threaten to prolong and exacerbate the pandemic for all countries. As advocates, academics, and policymakers alike call for the U.S. and other wealthy nations to share these lifesaving resources with the world, it is prudent to consider the lessons learned from the HIV pandemic that can be translated

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GMH@Harvard Ambassador Board’s Reading and Listening Recommendations for those Passionate about Mental Health

January 21, 2020

List curated by Louisa Hudson, Research Assistant, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School The GMH@Harvard Ambassador Board is a group comprised of early career professionals and students representing a number of different schools, hospitals and organizations within our network. These individuals are passionate about mental health and are assisting the Initiative on a number Continue reading [...]

Healthy behavior matters. So are we responsible if we get sick?

January 15, 2020

This post, by William Gardner, originally appeared on The Incidental Economist. Dr. Gardner is a psychologist. He is the Senior Research Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa. He tweets at @Bill_Gardner. I have been warned my whole life that Continue reading [...]

Growing for the Global Good

January 13, 2020

Growing for the Global Good2019 Year in Review At the beginning of 2019, the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Initiative was still in its infancy. The previous year, the initiative had cultivated a sustainable following and support network that facilitated the execution of multiple community events. However, the Initiative was still finding its footing in regards to structure, reach and defining Continue reading [...]

The Price of Food Insecurity

January 8, 2020

By Kate Raphael The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering cutting food stamps for 700,000 Americans, and while this change would supposedly save money in the short run, it could have untold costs in the long run. Research has shown that programs like SNAP and WIC are associated with better health and reduced spending on Continue reading [...]

The Shifting Boundaries of Health Care

December 24, 2019

The following is an interview with Patrick Scott Romano, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAP, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UC Davis Health and C0-Editor in Chief of Health Services Research. Austin Frakt: Among health care systems, plans, and programs, there has been increasing discussion of, if not investment in, approaches to addressing social needs. What Continue reading [...]