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Narrative Month: Journalism

March 12, 2017


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Ending AIDS: The Politics of Possibility
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History as a Determinant of Health
How the past shapes the present conditions of health, and how a deeper understanding of history can help us lay the groundwork for a better future.
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Alumna Challenges Narrative of HIV/AIDS
Diveena Cooppan will screen debut film, Positively Beautiful, on March 16.
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Understanding the ‘Stories Beneath the Numbers’
[VIDEO] The annual Global Health Storytelling event highiights symbiotic relationship between journalists and health workers.
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Faces on Albany
[SLIDESHOW] Combating “Methadone Mile” narrative, Activist Lab photo series puts faces to people experiencing homelessness, addiction, and mental illness on Albany Street.
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African Parents Underreport Health Symptoms in Girls
Families less likely to report and seek medical care for fevers, diarrhea in girls than boys.
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Physicians Not Prepared to Address Male Violence Perpetrators
Families less likely to report and seek medical care for fevers, diarrhea in girls than boys.
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Narrative Storytelling and Public Health Messaging
Stories stimulate our empathetic responses in ways that information alone cannot..
by Tom Fiedler, dean, Boston University College of Communication
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Expanding Access to Pain Medicine and Palliative Care

In the US, we hear a great deal about the overprescription of pain medicines. But the reality in most of the world is much different.

by Joseph Amon, vice president for neglected tropical diseases, Helen Keller International
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Local TV News Coverage of the ACA: Short on Substance, Long on Politics
Local news may have contributed to a lack of understanding of the ACA.
by Sarah Gollust, Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
from Population Health Exchange
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featured summer institute course
Public Health Writing: A Deliberate Practice Workshop
A Box For Every Baby: Massachusetts Might Help Infant Mortality By Following Finland — opinion by doctoral student Kate Mitchell Balla.
Huffington Post
On Maximizing Shared Value: Insights from Epidemiology — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Live Trading News
Diabetes: One of the Most Expensive and Lethal Diseases in the World — quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, March 14, 9:30 am – 10:30 pm, Wilkins Board Room.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, March 14, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
Wednesday, March 15, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, College of Communication, 640 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 209.
Alumni Reception—Changing Policy through Online Debate: Reflections on the Launch of Public Health Post with Professor David Jones
Thursday, March 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Army and Navy Club, Washington DC.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH—Dispatches from the North: Learning from Canadian Health Care
Monday, March 20, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, March 22, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: SHINE LECTURE—Maine v. Kaci Hickox: Public Health Protection or Ebola Panic?
Wednesday, March 22, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Cities & Kids: Enabling Optimal Development for Urban Youth
Thursday, March 23, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, Trustees Lounge, 1 Silber Way.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, March 28, 8:45am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: FILM SCREENING—Exclusive MTV Shuga: Down South Screening in Boston
Tuesday, March 28, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Location TBA.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, March 28, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown 305.
DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH—Creating Culture, Making Change: The Role of Entertainment in Global Health
Tuesday, March 28, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Alumni Reception—ACHE Congress with Professors Vicky Parker and Chris Louis
Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tortoise Supper Club, 350 North State Street, Chicago.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Behavioral Policy in Contexts of Scarcity
Wednesday, March 29, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Alumni Reception—Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms: Confronting Powerful Corporations to Protect the Public’s Health with Professor Michael Siegel
Monday, April 3, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Union League Club, New York, NY.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Building Healthy Cities: Boston and Beyond
Wednesday, April 5, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
View the full SPH calendar.