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SPH This Week

February 9, 2020
Upcoming Signature Program
Voting and the Health of Populations: Celebrating the 19th Amendment Centennial
Feb 12
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Two Million Americans Lost Health Coverage/Access in Trump’s First Year
Over the course of 2017, positive trends in insurance coverage and healthcare access from the Affordable Care Act reversed, particularly for low-income residents of states that did not expand Medicaid.
Putting ‘Health in All Policies’
Ahead of a Dean's Symposium, Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, on the power of voting, health issues at stake in the 2020 election, and breaking barriers in government.
School News
Professor Receives $2.7 Million to Study Impact of Minor Consent Laws
Kimberly Nelson received a National Institute of Mental Health grant to examine how state laws on minor consent affect youths’ utilization of HIV/STI testing and prevention services.
‘Take-Home’ Exposures Are Public Health Hazard
Workers in many industries inadvertently bring home toxic contaminants, endangering the health of their families. Those at greatest risk are the least likely to benefit from current regulations.
Practically Speaking with Rich Feeley
Three lessons from post-Communist health care and the challenges many countries face when transitioning to a mixed medical economy.
Public Health Post
Working for Work Requirements
Decentralized political power shapes the Trump Administration’s push to implement work requirements for some Medicaid recipients.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot:
January 27–February 7
Scenes from the last two weeks on campus, from a Think. Teach. Do. Alumni Reception in New York City to a Diversity & Inclusion Seminar on racial profiling.
Recently at SPH
‘Racial Profiling Is Alive and Well in the United States’
At a Diversity & Inclusion Seminar, Fatima Cody Stanford, obesity medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, addressed the public health consequences of racial bias.
In the Media
The Hill
Medicaid Block Grants Would Gut Law and Cut Care — opinion by Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
New York Times
Would Your Wages Rise under ‘Medicare for All’? — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management; quotes Steven Pizer, professor of health law, policy & management.
US News & World Report
The U.S. Has a Maternal Mortality Rate Again. Here’s Why That Matters. — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Boston Globe
Massachusetts Reports First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
New Restrictions Are Aimed at Curbing Teen Vaping, Even as Mass. Teens Struggle to Quit — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Occupational Health & Safety Magazine
“Take Home” Contaminants: How Workplace Toxins Don’t Stay at Work — quotes Diana Ceballos, assistant professor of environmental health.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
BUSPH Career Fair 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM—Voting and the Health of Populations: Celebrating the 19th Amendment Centennial
Wednesday, February 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Wednesday, February 12, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
(Around BU) Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series—Activism and Race
Thursday, February 20, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Law School Auditorium, 767 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
Student Senate General Body Meeting
Monday, February 24, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, L109A-B.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, February 25, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, February 25, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown 305.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, March 4, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room.
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