Topic: Global Health

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…

Hormone-Altering Chemicals
Fertility and Health Implications

January 31st, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight HORMONE-ALTERING CHEMICALS: Fertility and Health Implications Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Many of the products we use every day — drinking bottles, cosmetics, furniture, toys — can contain endocrine disruptors, chemicals that affect human health by altering the body’s natural hormones. Pregnancy and fetal development represent an especially sensitive life stage that may 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…

Zika in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Beyond
Risks and Response

September 29th, 2016 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight ZIKA IN THE U.S., PUERTO RICO AND BEYOND: Risks and Response  Presented in Collaboration with Reuters Thursday, September 29, 2016 With more than 23,100 cases of Zika in the continental U.S. and U.S. territories — including four newly reported non-travel cases in Miami-Dade County, Fla — this Forum continued a conversation begun in March 2016 Read More…

The Modern Slave Trade
Public Health Impacts

November 10th, 2015

THE MODERN SLAVE TRADE: Public Health Impacts Presented in Collaboration with PRI’S The World & WGBH A global scourge, human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that traps millions of people in lives of forced labor and sexual exploitation. Political instability and extremism leave people, especially women and children, vulnerable to predation. In this Read More…

The European Refugee and Migrant Crisis

October 6th, 2015

THE EUROPEAN REFUGEE AND MIGRANT CRISIS Staggering numbers of refugees and migrants are flooding into Europe, fleeing war and political instability and seeking safe haven and economic opportunity. They are risking their lives on perilous journeys into an uncertain future. Who are the refugees and migrants, and what forces are driving them from their homes? Read More…

Telehealth
How New Technologies Are Transforming Health Care

May 15th, 2015 Part of: .

This Forum event will consider the pros and cons of implementing telehealth in the U.S. and in other countries, including doctor and patient buy-in, protection of quality care, and impact of the Affordable Care Act.