Forum Events

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.

The Supercommittee Collapse and America’s Healthcare Future
Impact on Providers, Households, and the 2012 Elections

December 16th, 2011 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined the implications of ongoing Congressional budget wrangling for America’s health care. Which budgetary policy changes will be made and who will make them?

Smog or Jobs?
The Impact of Tighter Ozone Pollution Control on Health and the U.S. Economy

September 21st, 2011 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum webcast examined the scientific and economic arguments around Barack Obama’s 2011 announcement of his request that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdraw draft air quality standards that would have tightened ozone pollution controls.

Disaster Response
A Decade of Lessons Learned Post 9/11

September 6th, 2011 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] Ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 1 1/2 years after the Haiti earthquake, and six months after the Japanese tsunami, earthquake and nuclear crises, this Forum event examined how far we have come in responding to disasters — and the policy implications for decision making in emergencies.

Alzheimer’s: What Is the Value of Knowing Early?
A View Across Five Countries

July 22nd, 2011 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined the results of a new poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Alzheimer Europe on perception and awareness of the disease among residents in the U.S., Germany, France, Spain and Poland – and their views on the value of diagnosis.

Governor Deval Patrick
The Next Phase of Massachusetts Healthcare Reform

April 28th, 2011 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] While federal budget battles and repeal threats shadow the national law, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick explored in this Forum webcast two important themes for the future of the state’s healthcare reform — containing costs while increasing quality.