Forum Events

The Health Burden of Stress
What We Can Do About It

July 9th, 2014

This Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health event — mounted shortly after the release of a poll on the burden of stress in America by the Harvard School of Public Health Opinion Research Program, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR — shared the story of stress in the United States as perceived by Americans.

Delaying Pregnancy and Parenthood
The Risks and Rewards

May 21st, 2014

This Forum examined the societal factors driving delayed pregnancy, delve into the health risks to older mothers and their babies, and explore both the risks and the benefits to older parenthood.

Preventing Deadly Distracted Driving
The Honorable Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

April 28th, 2014

In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, The Honorable Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and Jay Winsten, Frank Stanton Director of the Center for Health Communication at Harvard School of Public Health and Associate Dean for Health Communication, explored how to keep Americans safer on the road through approaches such as education campaigns, smart technology, and law enactment and enforcement.

A Conversation with Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success

April 9th, 2014

When Arianna Huffington collapsed in 2007 from exhaustion, she recognized a powerful need to reevaluate her priorities. One of the results is her new book, THRIVE: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder.

Sugar, Salt and Supplements
Sorting the Science

March 17th, 2014

This panel of Harvard experts helped explain the latest thinking on the nutritional science behind sugar, salt and supplements intake and provided some guidance on steps consumers can take to improve their diets.

Battling Drug-Resistant Superbugs
Can We Win?

February 5th, 2014 Part of: .

This Forum event examined the public health menace posed by antimicrobial resistance and the steps to be undertaken to fight the “superbugs.”

Living Longer and Happier Lives
The Science Behind Healthy Aging

January 21st, 2014 Part of: .

This Forum event explored the latest science in nutrition, exercise, cognition and social connectedness to promote healthy and happy aging.