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Harvard University Health Services Falls Short of Flu Vaccination Goal

Harvard University Health Services fell short of a goal it set last year to increase the undergraduate flu vaccination rate by 20 percent, according to HUHS Senior Director of Nursing and Health Promotion Maria Francesconi.


HUHS Director Nguyen To Focus on Serving Underrepresented Groups in Medicine

Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen, who took office last month, plans to establish relationships with underrepresented groups on campus during his tenure.


Mental Health Data Shows Significant Signs of Depression and Anxiety at Harvard

Harvard students experience significantly higher rates of depression and anxiety than the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s reported national average, according to mental health survey results conducted by Harvard University Health Services in 2017 and 2018.


UC Backs Letter to President Bacow Calling for Publicly Accessible Naloxone

The Undergraduate Council signed on to a letter last week addressed to University President Lawerence S. Bacow and incoming Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen pushing for publicly accessible Naloxone on Harvard’s campus.


HUHS Plans New Flu Vaccination Initiatives, Hopes to Increase Flu Vaccine Rate by At Least 20 Percent

Harvard University Health Services will provide vaccination coping strategies to students and collaborate directly with the Harvard Athletics Department in an effort to increase the undergraduate flu vaccination rate by at least 20 percent.


Barreira to Focus on Grad Student Mental Health After Stepping Down from HUHS Director Position

The initiative's goal is to assess the prevalence of mental health issues among graduate students and to identify specific factors that contribute to the general well-being of students.


Giang Nguyen Named Next Harvard University Health Services Director

Nguyen will replace former director Paul J. Barreira, who was set to conclude his tenure at the end of June, but has remained as director over the course of the search. He will continue to remain in the post until Nguyen begins Nov. 18.


Harvard Right to Life Runs Campaign for Student Health Insurance Plan Refunds for Abortion Coverage

Harvard Right to Life — a pro-life student organization at the College — ran a campaign this spring calling for students to request a refund for a small portion of Harvard University Health Services’ student insurance plan that goes toward funding abortions.


HUHS Rejects Student Proposal to Make Naloxone Publicly Available on Campus

Harvard University Health Services rejected two College students’ proposal to make naloxone — a nasal spray used to counter the effects of an opioid overdose — publicly accessible on the University’s campus.


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Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira in his office in the Smith Campus Center.


HUHS Urgent Care Users Overwhelmingly Undergraduates

Though undergraduates make up approximately 32.8 percent of total students enrolled at Harvard — 6,766 out of 20,604 — an overwhelming majority of the patients treated at Urgent Care are College students, according to Francesconi and HUHS Director Paul J. Barreira.


Students Push for Narcan Availability on Harvard's Campus to Combat Overdoses

The students, Eana X. Meng ’19 and Kailash Sundaram ’19, said they hope to raise awareness on campus of the problems of overdosing and push the University to make Narcan more readily available.


HUHS Director Barreira Updates FAS Council on Graduate Student Mental Health Surveys

Harvard University Health Services is sending out surveys asking affiliates about issues of mental health after a previous report revealed Economics graduate students suffer high rates of depression and anxiety.


Barreira Delays Releasing Results of Harvard College-Wide Health Survey

Director of Harvard University Health Services Paul J. Barreira has no immediate plans to publish the results of a health survey sent to all undergraduates last spring.


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