In the Time of #MeToo, Protections for Survivors Still At Risk

Graff A. In the time of #MeToo, protections for survivors still at risk. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. As Dr. Christine Blasey Ford faced hostility from the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, another pivotal piece of women’s rights was under attack: the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expired, with little indication […]

Dying in the Shadows: Suicide Among the Homeless

Holleran L, Poon G. Dying in the shadows: suicide among the homeless. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;20. According to the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), nearly 554,000 individuals, or 17 per 10,000 people, are homeless within the U.S. on any particular […]

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Applying Flexibility to the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model with Transient Populations – A Brief Report

Ogbeide S. Applying flexibility to the primary care behavioral health model with transient populations. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;20. Each year, approximately 3.5 million individuals in the United States experience homelessness (“Hunger and Homelessness,” n.d.). Patients experiencing homelessness have negative health outcomes in part due to decreased access to health care (Fitzpatrick et al., […]

Flight Bans and the Ebola Crisis: Policy Recommendations for Future Global Health Epidemics

Ferrell C, Agarwal P. Flight bans and the Ebola crisis. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;14. Abstract Commercial airlines are positioned to be the most effective means to address global infectious disease epidemics. However, during the Ebola epidemic in 2014, many countries responded by shutting down borders and banning flights to Sierra Leone, Guinea and […]

Don’t Blame the Smoker

Kaplan J. Don’t blame the smoker. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;15. “More people die each year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes, and alcohol, combined.” A callous, robotic voice delivered statements like the one above in complete monotony. As this Siri-esque narrator read off these disturbing smoking facts, plain black […]