Amid Boston Overdose Crisis, a Pair of Harvard Students Are Bringing Narcan to the Red Line

Sajeev S. Kohli ’23 and Jay P. Garg ’24 launched a project to provide three boxes of Narcan at every MBTA Red Line station as part of a 12 to 18-month pilot study. The state legislature voted in July to commit $95,000 in funding to its implementation along the Red Line.

‘How Do You Guys Stand This?’: Harvard Dining Hall Shifts Schedule After Overheating Concerns

Following student outcry over Harvard dining working conditions, Harvard Undergraduate Dining Services closed Mather House’s dining hall for lunch Thursday and Friday and served dinner Thursday “without use of warmers” for the food.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Plan Sued After Massive Data Breach

In a class action lawsuit filed last week, the insurance firm Harvard Pilgrim Health Care was accused by one of their clients that the provider and its parent company, Point32Health, failed to secure its customers’ personal information in a massive data breach affecting 2.5 million people.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy ’98 Guided by ‘Inspiration in the Moment’

Vivek H. Murthy ’98 has more than enough on his plate. His resume features numerous board positions, nonprofit and business ventures, and a bestselling book. He now serves as U.S. surgeon general — the youngest person ever to be confirmed to the position and the first of Indian descent.

Harvard Drops Covid-19 Booster Requirement as U.S. Public Health Emergency Ends

Harvard University Health Services Executive Director Giang T. Nguyen announced Monday that Harvard affiliates will no longer be required to obtain Covid-19 boosters, though students will still be required to provide proof of initial vaccination.

Former Senator Richard Burr Discusses Health Care Policy at Harvard Institute of Politics Forum

Former United States Senator Richard M. Burr (R-N.C.) and Lanhee J. Chen ’04, policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, discussed the future of American health care policy at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Tuesday evening.

Harvard College Social Prescribing Group Launches National Campaign

A group of Harvard College students kicked off a nationwide movement advocating for social prescribing — a practice allowing physicians to prescribe non-medical interventions — in a webinar Monday.

HUHS Saw More Than 25,000 Virtual Visits as Covid-19 Restrictions Eased in FY 2022

Harvard University Health Services saw 116,000 patient visits in its 2022 fiscal year, according to an annual report released last month. Since 2020, HUHS has offered telemedicine services across 10 departments to increase accessibility during the Covid-19 crisis.

Massachusetts Launches Community Behavioral Health Center at Cambridge Health Alliance

Former Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 and Lt. Governor Karyn E. Polito rolled out new healthcare programs for residents regardless of health insurance status to a network of 25 Community Behavioral Health Centers across the state last month.

Harvard Public Health Experts Connect Climate Change and Health Care at Petrie-Flom Center Event

Harvard public health experts discussed the effect of climate change on health care, as well as health care’s carbon footprint, in a panel at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center on Friday.

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