About Us

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. Our publications draw on the expertise of the 11,000+ faculty physicians at HMS, as well as our world-famous affiliated hospitals, to provide authoritative, trustworthy, and actionable health information to our global audience. Our content is delivered in easy-to-understand language that supports patient education and consumer engagement.

HHP publishes a wealth of health and wellness information through a variety of media: newsletters, reports, e-learning courses, apps, video, and our flagship website, www.health.harvard.edu. HHP content is also made available through licensing arrangements with a wide range of public and corporate entities, as well as custom patient education websites and live learning events. Our customer base is diverse, and our clients all have the same objective—engaging with HHP to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative, and trusted health information available.

For more than 200 years, HMS has been the most prestigious and trusted source of medical education in the world. The Harvard Medical School name is synonymous with best-in-class learning, clinical excellence and innovative biomedical research—an assurance that the knowledge imparted creates transformational impact.

Our Library

Harvard Health Newsletters

HHP produces four newsletters, bringing hundreds of thousands of subscribers the latest health information every month. Doctors and experts at HMS provide current, trustworthy and evidence-based health news and information in Harvard's monthly newsletters: the Harvard Health Letter, Harvard Heart Letter, Harvard Women's Health Watch, and Harvard Men's Health Watch.

Special Health Reports and Harvard Medical School Guides

HHP also produces an extensive offering of in-depth reports containing useful information on exercise, wellness, and treatment and prevention of major health concerns. Written in clear, easy-to-understand language with a depth and authority that is unmatched.

65+ Special Health Reports

35 HMS Guides, with new titles released regularly.

E-learning courses

Online courses that offer detailed information in an engaging and interactive format. Learn about cognitive fitness, healthy eating, starting to exercise, controlling your blood pressure, improving sleep, and other health topics through a combination of videos, slides, quizzes, and interactive learning tools.

Harvard Medical School Faculty Blog

A daily blog covering various health topics, written by HMS faculty and affiliated experts.

Coronavirus Resource Center

Comprehensive coverage of critical health topics as they occur.

Health tips, Health A to Zs, Quirky Body, exercise videos, Information Prescriptions...and more!

As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles. No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.