Forum Events

Big Weather and Coastal Cities
Resilience in the Face of Disaster

December 10th, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this Forum event explored how people and cities rebound from devastating natural disasters and how they prepare for new catastrophes.

The Presidential Election Results
Implications for U.S. Healthcare

November 8th, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] Two days after the U.S. Presidential election, The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health convened policy experts to explore the implications of the outcome for the healthcare system.

Trust in Vaccines
Why It Matters

November 2nd, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined the importance of immunization, the safety of vaccines, and the consequences of vaccine hesitancy.

Saving Lives that Give Life
Preventing Maternal Deaths and Advancing Women’s Health

September 28th, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] Investing resources in the health and well-being of women benefits societies in multiple ways. Recent years have witnessed the global development community focused increasingly on advancing women’s health. Yet, many challenges — some life threatening — persist.

What Now? Health Care After the Supreme Court’s Decision

June 29th, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate that requires most Americans to have health insurance. This Forum at HSPH event, which took place the morning after the ruling, explored the implications of the decision for Americans. Where do we go from here?

Health Leadership Around the World
Challenges and Opportunities

June 7th, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] In June 2012, a group of Ministers and Secretaries of Health from around the world gathered at Harvard University to participate in the inaugural Ministerial Health Leaders’ Forum. On June 7, ministers of health from Ethiopia, India and Turkey participated in an event at The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health and shared the challenges and opportunities they have faced.

Fighting the Clock
How America's Sleep Deficit is Damaging Longterm Health

March 6th, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event — held just days before the country will lose an hour of sleep due to daylight saving time — explored what we mean by “sleep deprivation,” what happens in tired brains and bodies, what are the long-term health risks for children and adults, and what kinds of policies should be considered for schools and businesses to protect health.

Bird Flu Research
Dangerous Information on a Deadly Virus

February 15th, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined questions raised by the publication of possibly dangerous information on bird flu transmission and explored security issues faced by labs legitimately working with this virus.