In Spring 2020, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, First Focus on Children, and Open Society Foundations convened a group of experts in public health, harm reduction, drug policy, and child welfare. The experts shared ideas on how to direct the opioid litigation settlement funds toward structural and policy reform that advances public health and health equity. “From the War on Drugs to Harm Reduction: Imagining a Just Response to the Overdose Crisis,” released December 16, 2020, reflects the views of these leading experts and contains specific recommendations for policy makers and advocates. Read the report here and view the infographic.
Margareta Matache, Jacqueline Bhabha, Ian Alley, Murphy Barney, Samuel Francis Peisch, Veronica Lewin and Voice of Roma: Carol Silverman, Kristin Day
This FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University report explores the social and economic conditions of Romani people in the United States. The research project was undertaken to improve the understanding of Romani Americans and generate an empirical base to challenge widely inaccurate characterizations relating to them. The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard and Voice of Roma collaborated on this research project. Read the report here and view the infographic
Jacqueline Bhabha, Roshni Chakraborty, Vasileia Digidiki, Margareta Matache, Samuel Peisch and Ana Cristina Sedas
This FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University report, submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the basic rights of vulnerable children. The report concludes by advocating for non-negotiable child protection obligations to be enforced as a necessary element in all public health policies instituted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the report here.
Elizabeth Donger and Jacqueline Bhabha
This FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University report underscores the need for innovative community strategies to prevent serious violations of children’s rights. The report documents and evaluates the harm prevention work carried out by the children’s rights nonprofit Child in Need Institute (CINI) in the Murshidabad District, in the Indian state of West Bengal. This report describes at “systems strengthening” approach to improve the overall functioning of child protection systems to prevent harm and violence against children before harm occurs, rather than after. Read about the report here.
More newsletters and reports can found below in the FXB Center Publication Archives below.
Recent FXB Center Writing in Other Publications
How Structural Racism Works — Racist Policies as a Root Cause of U.S. Racial Health Inequities, New England Journal of Medicine, December 16
Zinzi D. Bailey, Justin M. Feldman and Mary T. Bassett
Training Clinical And Public Health Leaders In Climate And Health, Health Affairs, December 7
John Balbus, Satchit Balsari, Caleb Dresser, Emile Calvello Hynes, Jay Lemery, Caitlin Rublee and Cecilia Sorensen
Critical Insight: Climate Change and Vibrio, The 2020 Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, December 1
Caleb Dresser and Caitlin Rublee
FXB Center Newsletters
Our Winter 2021 newsletter examines lessons learned from the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and looks ahead to the second year. It also includes the FXB Center’s recent events, publications, advocacy and media coverage. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.
Our Fall 2020 newsletter features the latest updates on the FXB Center’s special events, research advocacy and media efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, health equity and human rights. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.
Our July/August newsletter features the FXB Center’s research, advocacy, and media efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting human rights, and structural racism. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.
June’s newsletter features the FXB Center’s advocacy and research efforts related to structural racism, including police violence, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.
FXB Center Publication Archives