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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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Addressing Symptoms and Root Causes

November 26, 2019

The following is an interview with Kathy Ko Chin, MS, President and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a national health justice organization which influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. She’ll be speaking as a panelist at Continue reading [...]

Moving to Opportunity

November 22, 2019

This post, by Harold Pollack, was originally published on September 22, 2012 on The Incidental Economist. It is reposted with permission here. Dr. Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Over the past decade, he has conducted diverse studies and intervention trials to improve services to vulnerable individuals Continue reading [...]

Addressing SDOH in North Carolina

November 19, 2019

The following is an interview with Betsey Tilson, MD, MPH, Director and Chief Medical Officer for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. She’ll be speaking as a panelist at our Cambridge meeting on December 2. Austin Frakt: Among health care systems, plans, and programs, there has been increasing discussion of, if not investment in, Continue reading [...]

Why aren’t facts enough?

November 14, 2019

By Luke Testa It seems intuitive that providing people with accurate health information will help them make better health decisions. But just providing information backed by research isn’t enough to change minds, let alone behavior. The way people engage with health information is more complicated than just consuming available scientific findings. Beliefs play a major Continue reading [...]

Gender and Mental Health: Implications for Global Mental Health Delivery in Compañeros En Salud – Mexico

November 13, 2019

Event recap written by: Louisa Hudson MSc, Research Assistant, Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School Mercedes Aguerrebere, MD, MMSc brought to light insightful observations and questions around gender and mental health in Chiapas, Mexico. Dr. Aguerrebere is a physician working in comprehensive primary and mental health care. She has been working with Compañeros Continue reading [...]

The Value of our Health Care Dollars

November 7, 2019

The following is an interview with Daniel Polsky, PhD, MPP, Distinguished Professor of Health Economics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Austin Frakt: To what extent should the health system be involved in addressing social needs? After all, these are not traditionally in the purview of health care. Are the boundaries of health Continue reading [...]