Press Releases

1998 Releases

Poll Finds Most Americans Have Used Designated Driver Concept

December 30, 1998

For immediate release: December 30, 1998 Boston, MA--The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) marks the tenth anniversary of its National Designated Driver Campaign this week as new data document...

Harvard Study Finds 28% More College Students Smoking in 1997 Compared to 1993

November 17, 1998

For immediate release: November 17, 1998 WASHINGTON, D.C.--A new study finds that smoking rose by 28 percent--from 22 percent to 28 percent--on college campuses between 1993 and 1997. The study...

Local Partnership Awarded $4.6 Million Safe and Drug Free School Program Grant

November 04, 1998

For immediate release: November 04, 1998 Boston, MA--On October 7, 1998 the Harvard School of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice, Violence Prevention Programs, in collaboration...

Anger and Violence in U.S. Public Schools Documented in Harvard-MetLife Survey

October 14, 1998

For immediate release: October 14, 1998 Boston -- A general climate of anger and violence in and around the nation's junior and senior high schools is documented in new findings from the Harvard-MetLife...

National College Alcohol Study Finds College Binge Drinking Largely Unabated, Four Years Later

September 10, 1998

For immediate release: September 10, 1998 Boston, MA--The nation's preeminent survey of college drinking finds that "binge drinking" continues largely unabated on American campuses...

New Alzheimer's-Associated Mutation May Provide Key to Disease Process

July 22, 1998

For immediate release: July 22, 1998 Boston, MA--Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and other institutions...

Kids in USA Ride in Front Seat, Study Warns

July 20, 1998

For immediate release: July 20, 1998 Boston, MA--Children living in the United States are more than twice as likely to ride in the front seats of vehicles as are European children, according...

Global Initiative Harnesses Regional Expertise to Improve HIV/AIDS Care in Developing Countries

June 28, 1998

For immediate release: June 28, 1998 Geneva--During a satellite meeting held today at the 12th World AIDS Conference, representatives from Harvard presented the Enhancing Care Initiative. The...

33 TV Networks Join National Campaign to Recruit Mentors for At-Risk Youth

June 22, 1998

For immediate release: June 22, 1998  Boston, MA--General Colin Powell, Chairman of America's Promise/The Alliance for Youth, is featured in a television public service announcement (PSA)...

Barry Bloom named Dean of Harvard School of Public Health

June 11, 1998

For immediate release: June 11, 1998  Cambridge and Boston, MA--Barry R. Bloom will become the next Dean of the Faculty of Public Health at Harvard, President Neil L. Rudenstine announced...

Medical Report Cards Have Little Impact on Patients' Choice of Hospitals, Surgeons

May 26, 1998

For immediate release: May 26, 1998  Chicago, IL--Most patients are not aware of public performance reports of hospitals and surgeons, and of those with the data, only about 20 percent...

TV Industry and Harvard Team Up to Recruit Mentors for At-Risk Youth

June 04, 1998

For immediate release: June 04, 1998  Boston, MA--The Harvard Mentoring Project has reported major progress in mobilizing leading television networks and the Hollywood creative community...

Study Shows Multivitamins Offer Low-Cost Way to Reduce Fetal Deaths, Raise Immune Status of HIV-Positive Mothers

May 14, 1998

For immediate release: May 14, 1998  Boston, MA--A team of researchers based at the Harvard School of Public Health has found that daily doses of multi-vitamin supplements offer a low-cost...

Latino Leaders Gather at Harvard to Catalyze National Response to AIDS Crisis Among Latinos

May 04, 1998

For immediate release: May 04, 1998  Boston--New statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control show that the AIDS epidemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on Latino...

Study Documents Smoking on College Campuses

February 04, 1998

For immediate release: February 04, 1998  Boston, MA--A study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers reports that college students who engage in binge drinking, have multiple sexual...

Folate and B6 from Food or Supplements Shown to Reduce Heart Disease Risk

February 03, 1998

For immediate release: February 03, 1998  Boston, MA--The largest, prospective study to date, by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health researchers, suggests that...

Rapid Expansion of Medicaid Managed Care Forces States to Take More Active Role in Ensuring High Quality Care

January 20, 1998

For immediate release: January 20, 1998  Boston, MA--In the last five years, the number of Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled in managed care programs has gone up five-fold and now comprises...