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Health Policy

Pursuing policies that improve the public health, including health economics, health services, advocacy, and preparedness

Health Policy Headlines

 Explore the latest public health research and insights about health policy.

Narcan, the naloxone nasal spray used to reverse opioid overdose, was just FDA-approved for over-the-counter sale—a major victory for harm reduction advocates and public health. 

Several health care workers wearing face masks and yellow protective suits acknowledge applause outside the Hospital de Barcelona on April 13, 2020 in Barcelona, during a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

Bring on the Big Wins for Global Health in 2023

Global Health NOW asked some leading global health experts about their global health wish lists for 2023; they flagged the big wins they'd love to see this year and the areas that deserve more attention from the global health community.        

Students participate in a rural vaccination drive at a school in Mpumalanga, South Africa, on March 9, 2022. Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Africa’s New Approach to Public Health

Existing patterns of health funding and emergency response in Africa—many of which focus on filling short-term gaps and aligning with donor interests—are insufficient.

Health Policy Faculty

 Looking for prominent public health experts in the field of health policy? They’re here at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Joshua Sharfstein
Professor of the Practice
Health Policy and Management

Joshua Sharfstein, MD, works to develop and promote public health strategies, healthcare payment approaches, and regulatory policies that advance health and equity.

Rajiv Rimal
Health, Behavior and Society

Rajiv Rimal, PhD, MA, is Chair of the Department of Health, Behavior & Society. He works globally on social and behavior change interventions with a focus on gender norms.

Gerard Anderson
Health Policy and Management

Gerard Anderson, PhD, works with policymakers to control health care spending.

Albert Wu
Health Policy and Management

Albert Wu, MD, MPH, studies the impact of safety problems on patients and health care workers.