Series: Policy Controversies

Heart and Brain Disease in Women
Sex and Gender Connections

February 28th, 2018 Part of: .

HEART AND BRAIN DISEASE IN WOMEN: Sex and Gender Connections Presented jointly with STAT Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Noon-1pm ET ForumHSPH.org The evidence on sex differences in understanding, treating and preventing disease is mounting, and The National Institutes of Health has made Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) key to all research it funds. Scientists Read More…

The Flu Outbreak
What You Need to Know

February 13th, 2018 Part of: .

THE FLU OUTBREAK: What You Need to Know Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH Tuesday, February 13, 2018 More than a half million deaths each year around the world result from flu-related respiratory illnesses. This year, flu has grabbed particular headlines, driven by an early start to flu season and the dominance of Read More…

Eradicating Polio
Reaching the Last Child

October 20th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight 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 Read More…

The Future of the Affordable Care Act
What Happens Next?

September 27th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight 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 Read More…

The Opioid Crisis
A Governors Roundtable

May 5th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight 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 Read More…

Lead Contamination Beyond Flint
Drinking Water and Children's Health

April 20th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight 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 Read More…