An Expert Resource for Advocates and Policymakers


International and regional policy // National and local policy // U.S. policy

Harvard FXB has provided expertise in health and human rights for both the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government. We have helped policymakers fine-tune legislation, present information and questions at Congressional hearings, and set out strategies for moving confidently forward to improve global health programs.

We translate our findings into policy recommendations and practice by engaging with international entities and relevant levels of government and civil society. For example, we contributed to improving the standards applied to unaccompanied children who seek asylum, helped define mental health policy in post-conflict Sierra Leone, and participated in the drafting of the General Comment of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on a child’s right to health.

The center works to increase public awareness of current issues and debates, rallying public support for solutions to identified global health problems.