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Achieving Universal Primary Health Care Through Health Systems Strengthening: Lesotho’s National Primary Health Care Reform
This doctoral thesis examines how different aspects of health systems strengthening (HSS), such as human resources, supply chain, service delivery, and governance, can contribute to achieving universal health coverage ...
Evaluating Approaches With the Potential to Improve Health Outcomes While Reducing Unnecessary Interventions in Infectious Disease Public Health
We are increasingly tasked with improving value in healthcare. We wish to do more with less. More specifically, we aim to simultaneously improve health outcomes while reducing resource utilization, including unnecessary ...
Aligning Business and Public Health Needs: Assessing the Customer Value Proposition of an HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Adherence Startup
Entrepreneurship plays a major role in developing innovative medical technologies that contribute to better public health; however, most entrepreneurs fail to scale their innovations. One of the most commonly cited reasons ...
Shopping for Healthcare: A Retailer's Foray Into Healthcare Service Delivery in the United States
The healthcare system in the United States (US) is broken for consumers. It is built on a complex web of relationships between powerful entities that often exclude the consumer. This can translate into a poor – and at times ...
Advancing Understanding of Human Health and Societal Vulnerability to Extreme Heat Events in Boston, MA
Climate change is resulting in heatwaves that are more frequent, severe, and longer lasting, which results in public health threats to both morbidity and mortality. This is especially true in the Northeast United States, ...
Sexual Harm Reduction (Seroadaptation) and the Lived Experiences of Black Men Who Have Sex With Men (BMSM) in Washington, DC
This exploratory sequential multiple methods study encompasses three papers that address how Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) conceptualize and practice seroadaptation and overall health. The term, seroadaptation, ...