Fighting Misinformation: The Preprint Sifter

The Preprint Sifter is a new Twitter tool that tracks down Tweets from leading epidemiologists, virologists, public health and other experts who are posting, vetting and verifying COVID-19 related preprint papers.


PEPFAR and Health Systems Transformation in Nigeria

October 2, 2019

By Prosper Okonkwo, Research Associate in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health HIV diagnosis in Sub Saharan Africa in the nineties and early 2000s was literally a death sentence. In this post, Dr. Prosper Okonkwo looks at how treatment for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has changed since the Continue reading [...]

Plant-Based Diets and Mortality

October 1, 2019

By Kate Raphael In one of his recent Health Care Triage videos, Aaron Carroll calls attention to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association that supposedly tells us something new about plant-based diets and health. In this study, cardiovascular and all-cause mortality were the primary outcomes measured, and the authors found that Continue reading [...]

Addressing social needs requires good evidence

September 25, 2019

By Austin Frakt As I read more of the social determinants of health-related literature, I’m noticing a frequent theme: we don’t have enough information to guide decision making. For example, Kali Thomas and colleagues interviewed representatives from 17 Medicare Advantage plans (collectively capturing 65 percent of the Medicare Advantage market) about the importance of addressing social determinants Continue reading [...]

How Can We Achieve Effective Universal Health Coverage?

September 23, 2019

HGHI And BMJ Release Collection of Articles Exploring Barriers to UHC  Universal health coverage (UHC) is priority on the global health agenda. Yet simply prioritizing UHC without answering fundamental underlying questions will lead to the inefficient use of scare resources and little improvement in health and wellbeing. In response, the Harvard Global Health Institute and Continue reading [...]

From the Urban Institute: What Would it Take to Reduce Inequities in Healthy Life Expectancy?

September 23, 2019

By Austin Frakt The Urban Institute recently published a report titled “What Would it Take to Reduce Inequities in Healthy Life Expectancy?” Its purpose is to articulate strategies to boost the effectiveness of the health system in addressing health-related social needs to narrow health inequities and areas of research that would help it do so. Continue reading [...]

The Center Cannot Hold – Event Synoposis

September 19, 2019

On September 12th, the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Initiative and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability hosted a presentation and excerpt performances from “The Center Cannot Hold,” an opera composed by psychiatrist Kenneth Wells. The opera is based on law professor Elyn Saks’ memoir on her experience with schizophrenia. The event was held in the Hilles Performance Center for over 150 attendees. “The Continue reading [...]