PREVENTING GUN VIOLENCE: Public Health Perspectives Presented in Collaboration with Reuters This Forum event examined gun violence through a public health prism. Panelists talked about patterns of violence, including social forces such as the grinding violence, crime and poverty that disproportionately affect disadvantaged communities. Panelists also discussed President Obama’s recent announcements about gun violence prevention, Read More…
Since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, last year, the U.S. has seen the growth of a new social movement that has focused national attention on policing tactics, criminal justice, and the continued health and social inequalities confronting black Americans today. Legislation that would require states to notify the U.S. Justice Department of Read More…
This Forum event, held in connection with a new poll by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR, will investigate factors that affect health from the perspective of experts and the U.S. public, as well as examine public perceptions of what impacts health and what actions can be taken to improve health.
This Forum event will examine how disparities within the law and the criminal justice system negatively affect health in members of minority groups — as well as how the role of race interacts with neighborhood environments, educational and employment opportunities, public policy, and other factors to lead to poorer health in minority populations.
[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health event — mounted shortly after the release of a poll on the burden of stress in America by the Harvard School of Public Health Opinion Research Program, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR — shared the story of stress in the United States as perceived by Americans.
[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum examined the societal factors driving delayed pregnancy, delve into the health risks to older mothers and their babies, and explore both the risks and the benefits to older parenthood.
[FORUM VIDEO] In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, The Honorable Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and Jay Winsten, Frank Stanton Director of the Center for Health Communication at Harvard School of Public Health and Associate Dean for Health Communication, explored how to keep Americans safer on the road through approaches such as education campaigns, smart technology, and law enactment and enforcement.