Events

    Supporting People with Severe Disability or Late-stage AIDS to Live with Dignity at Home: Lessons from the Community Medical Alliance Demonstration, 1992–1996

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    Harvard Radcliffe Institute—Online

    A presentation from 2022–2023 Sally Starling Seaver Fellow Lisa I. Iezzoni.

    Iezzoni conducts health services research focusing on risk adjustment methods for predicting cost and clinical outcomes of care and on health care experiences and outcomes of persons with disabilities. At Radcliffe, she will use findings from interviews conducted with clinicians and patients in the early 1990s Massachusetts Medicaid program Community Medical Alliance to make recommendations for future efforts to support people with disabilities or complex health needs in their homes, with fidelity to...

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    Understanding President Biden's Student Loan Debt Relief Program

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    Harvard University Employees Credit Union—Online

    At this point you’ve likely heard about the different forgiveness and other programs the current administration have announced to help federal student loan borrowers. We know there’s a lot of confusion around these programs especially around eligibility and application.

    We’ve brought in Betsy Mayotte, nationally recognized student loan expert and President of The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA) to walk us through the President’s broad debt relief announcement and other recent initiatives that might benefit you.

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    PIER Public Seminar: Sam Trejo, The Psychosocial Effects of the Flint Water Crisis on School-Age Children

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    Harvard Center for Education Policy Research—Online

    Lead poisoning has well-known impacts for the developing brain of young children, with a large literature documenting the negative effects of elevated blood lead levels on academic and behavioral outcomes. In April of 2014, the municipal water source in Flint, Michigan was changed, causing lead from aging pipes to leach into the city’s drinking water. In this study, we examine the effect of the Flint Water Crisis on educational outcomes of Flint public school children. Our results highlight a less well-appreciated consequence of the Flint Water Crisis – namely, the psychosocial effects...

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    Book Launch: "Overtime: America's Aging Workforce and the Future of Working Longer"

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    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—Online or at 9 Bow St., Cambridge

    Join the editors for a conversation about a challenge that many Americans are facing—and will be confronting—in the years ahead: is a delayed retirement a realistic, practical and tenable option for all of us as we attempt to become better financially prepared for retirement? Policymakers are assuming that working longer is the solution to not being financially ready to retire, but the nearly thirty experts across the fields of economics, sociology, psychology, political science, and epidemiology who collaborated to produce this volume explain why delayed retirement is not an adequate...

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    (In)Visible Agency: Ukrainian Women’s Experiences of the Russian War on Ukraine

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    Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies—Online

    The myriad effects of Russia’s war on Ukrainian women and the women’s movement. Participation has ranged from military service to humanitarian and volunteering initiatives, including extraordinary actions by many women and girls. How have Ukrainian feminists and the transnational women’s movement responded? What was the effect of feminist anti-war manifestoes? As the war continues, how has its impact on women evolved?

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    Advancing Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A step toward Universal Health Coverage

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    The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University—Online

    The webinar is a joint Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System event with the Population Foundation of India (PFI) and is being held to mark World Population Day. The webinar will focus on the investment and efforts needed to advance women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services, especially in the post-pandemic context. The webinar provides a unique opportunity to learn from and interact directly with leaders...

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    Protecting Health Care in Conflict Areas: Lessons from Ukraine to Tigray

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    Harvard Global Health Institute—Online

    Violence against health workers, health facilities and patients has become a pervasive aspect of modern war. Conflict and unrest create a state of insecurity that makes maintaining a functional health system nearly impossible. To weaken an adversary’s resilience and will to fight, hospitals, ambulances, and supply vehicles are commonly targeted by military forces, while health care personnel and patients are often assaulted, threatened, or stripped of access to care.

    These tactics violate basic human rights and international humanitarian law. In Ukraine, Russian forces carried...

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    A global perspective on sustainable growth: A Q&A with Mamphela Ramphele

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    The Studio at the Harvard Chan School—Online

    Mamphela Ramphele, the celebrated activist, physician, businesswoman, and political thinker, envisions a world that is equitable, sustainable, and peaceful. As co-president of The Club of Rome, Ramphele brings together leaders from around the globe to think through the urgent challenges of our day. In this Q&A, she'll discuss her vision, and she'll reflect on lessons learned from her remarkable career.

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    Dismantling Disinformation

    Location: 

    The Studio at Harvard Chan School—Online

    We’ve all seen the perils of disinformation. But how do we combat it? This panel will explore concrete proposals for dismantling disinformation in communities, on social media, and through public policy and regulation.

    Moderator:
    Brandy Zadrozny, Senior Reporter, NBC News

    Speakers:
    Dolores Albarracín, Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor, University of Pennsylvania
    Vineet Arora, Dean for Medical Education, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    Raven Baxter...

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    View from the Hill: A conversation with Sen. Michael Bennet

    Location: 

    The Studio at the Harvard Chan School—Online

    Sen. Michael Bennet has called for dramatically expanding the public health workforce by mobilizing and training hundreds of thousands of Americans to serve in a new ‘Health Force.’ The Colorado Democrat is also pushing for a comprehensive reform of our mental health care system to improve access, in part by leveraging services delivered through schools and workplaces. He’ll talk about these proposals and his other work in the health care arena including his efforts to spur development of new antibiotics — in this Q&A with POLITICO reporter Rachael Levy.

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    View from the Hill: A conversation with Rep. Lauren Underwood

    Location: 

    The Studio at the Harvard Chan School—Online

    Rep. Lauren Underwood brings a unique perspective to Capitol Hill. The youngest African-American woman ever to serve in the House, she is a registered nurse and former senior adviser to the Department of Health and Human Services, where she helped communities prepare for bioterrorism threats and other public health emergencies. The Illinois Democrat will discuss emergency preparedness, Black maternal health, gun violence, disinformation, and other issues at the top of her agenda in this Q&A with POLITICO reporter Lauren Gardner.

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    The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children's Mental Health

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    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—Online

    Public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the daily lives of many of us, including children. The next Population Mental Health Forum will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant public health restrictions on children’s mental health. Dr. Karestan Koenen will be joined by Dr. Tamsin Ford from the University of Cambridge who will discuss recent research findings related to children’s mental health during this time. The event will conclude with a Q&A session with attendees.

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    The Impact of Gold Mining on the Feasibility of Malaria Elimination in the Amazon

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    Harvard Radcliffe Institute—Online

    Caroline Buckee is a professor of epidemiology and the associate director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is writing a book focused on the impact of gold mining on the epidemiology and control of malaria in the Amazon rainforest while concurrently examining infectious disease epidemiology as a field of study, using malaria as an example. Join her to hear more about her current research.

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    Health Justice in the Americas: The Role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

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    Harvard Law School—Online

    The jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has been profoundly influential in the region since its inception in 1979. Since 2017, the Court has built up case law on the right to health, addressing an array of issues including: access to emergency care, HIV treatment, and health services for prison inmates; informed consent in physical and mental health care; and State duties to regulate private health providers and insurance companies.

    This event will be a moderated panel discussion among scholars who have been directly involved as experts in one or more of...

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    Fossil Fuels, Health, and Frontline Indigenous Communities

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    Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health—Online

    Indigenous communities have a long history of living with and learning from the environment, but the extraction and transportation of fossil fuels near their communities, along with unjust policies, have put their health and the climate at risk and impacted tribal sovereignty. Join us for a discussion of how we can uplift Indigenous voices and curb the impacts of fossil fuel extraction on frontline communities.

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    A True Social Safety Net or Hanging On By A Thread?

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    Harvard Kennedy School—Online

    M-RCBG Senior Fellow Aparna Mathur will moderate a discussion on the complexity and effectiveness of the US Social Safety Net and whether it provides strong protection against adverse life and market outcomes. Panelists will discuss lessons learned from the pandemic and propose ideas for fixing the broken parts of the system.

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    Everything That Doctors Want to Know About Reproductive Rights Litigation, But Are Too Afraid to Ask

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    Harvard Law School—Online

    Current and past abortion legislation and court rulings have profound effects on health care providers’ ability to care for their patients. However, media coverage of abortion in the U.S. typically is not geared toward an audience of health care professionals. Health care providers are thus left on their own to grapple with questions of what they can or cannot do within the scope of ever-changing law and policy.

    This event aims to address that gap, answering the questions health care providers might have about legal doctrine around abortion and what it means for their practice...

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    Exporting Mayhem: Suing Gun Manufacturers in the US to Stop Violence in Mexico

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    Harvard Law School—Online

    For many in the US, the narrative of cartel violence in Mexico may point to lawlessness and ineffective oversight. But there is another story; over the last 15 years, homicides have tripled in Mexico and as many as 90% of the guns used in drug-related violence come from the United States. While gun laws in Mexico are extremely restrictive, cartels find it easy to purchase them in a border state, such as Texas or Arizona, and then smuggle those guns across the border. The suit makes a combination of novel arguments regarding the targeted marketing of guns to cartels, the lack of effective...

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