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Harvard Health Publishing

Harvard Health Publishing (HHP) is the consumer health education division of Harvard Medical School (HMS), under the direction of Dr. David H. Roberts, Dean for External Education. HHP’s experienced medical editors and writers draw on the vast expertise of the over 12,000 HMS faculty physicians as well clinicians at its renowned affiliated hospitals, to provide evidence-based, trustworthy, and actionable health information to a global audience.

HHP provides its content through a variety of media: newsletters, reports, e-learning courses, apps, video, and our flagship website. In addition HHP content is available through licensing arrangements and custom content creation projects. For all audiences, HHP’s goal is to deliver clinically accurate, accessible, and actionable information around health and healthcare.