Series: Policy Controversies

Extreme Hurricanes
The Challenges for Puerto Rico and Beyond

March 9th, 2018 Part of: .

EXTREME HURRICANES: The Challenges for Puerto Rico and Beyond Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH Friday, March 9, 2018 Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, a panel of experts assessed persistent public health challenges on the island and the outlook for long-term recovery. Power restoration, health care coordination, and medical services Read More…

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 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 are developing an 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 Brief Video Highlight 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 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…