Series: Policy Controversies

Eradicating Polio
Reaching the Last Child

October 20th, 2017 Part of: .

ERADICATING POLIO: Reaching the Last Child Presented jointly with NPR Friday, October 20, 2017 Once a global scourge, polio is tantalizingly close to eradication with only 11 wild poliovirus cases reported worldwide in 2017. In this Forum event — held in advance of World Polio Day — experts from the Government of Pakistan, UNICEF, Rotary Read More…

The Future of the Affordable Care Act
What Happens Next?

September 27th, 2017 Part of: .

THE FUTURE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: What Happens Next? Presented jointly with Reuters Wednesday, September 27, 2017 The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unclear. Republicans have decided not to vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy bill, but promised to revisit ACA repeal-and-replace efforts. Democrats announced recently a single-payer health care proposal. Read More…

The Opioid Crisis
A Governors Roundtable

May 5th, 2017 Part of: .

THE OPIOID CRISIS: A Governors Roundtable Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH News Friday, May 5, 2017 Opioid overdoses claim the lives of 91 Americans every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this Forum event, four former governors offered candid insights into how government policy can help, exploring Read More…

Lead Contamination Beyond Flint
Drinking Water and Children's Health

April 20th, 2017 Part of: .

LEAD CONTAMINATION BEYOND FLINT: Drinking Water and Children’s Health Thursday, April 20, 2017 On the whole, American drinking water is safe. However, more than a year after toxic lead levels forced a federal state of emergency in Flint, MI, 63 percent of Americans report that they worry a great deal about polluted drinking water. This Read More…

The 21st Century Cures Act
Implications for Research and Drug Development

February 27th, 2017 Part of: .

THE 21st CENTURY CURES ACT: Implications for Research and Drug Development Presented jointly with STAT Monday, February 27, 2017 The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act has drawn both applause and criticism. A sweeping bipartisan effort with multiple components, the law dramatically boosts funding for medical research, particularly in areas such as cancer and Read More…

The Chronic Pain Epidemic
What's to Be Done?

November 10th, 2016 Part of: , .

Brief Video Highlight The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums THE CHRONIC PAIN EPIDEMIC: What’s to Be Done? Presented by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health jointly with The Huffington Post Thursday, November 10, 2016 In association with Harvard Health Publications More than 100 million Americans struggle with chronic Read More…

The 2016 US Presidential Election
Examining Possible Health Care Futures

November 3rd, 2016 Part of: .

THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Examining Possible Health Care Futures Presented in Collaboration with Reuters Health care has emerged as a hotly debated issue of the 2016 presidential election, with the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees expressing starkly different views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While approximately 20 million people have gained healthcare coverage Read More…