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Americas Hub at Harvard Chan School

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health runs the Americas Hub of the Commission, which serves North, South, and Central America with an emphasis on strengthening health systems, improving the built environment, enhancing sustainability at local, national, and international scale, and improving the health and wellness of workforces. The Harvard Chan School is also the site of the global Secretariat, which oversees and coordinates R4R and its regional hubs. 

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"We must make the COVID-19 pandemic a catalyst for a healthier and more resilient model of global growth."

The Americas Hub aims to embody collaboration among experts in academia, politics, business, and civil society to share insights and recommendations from the region, giving a voice to thought leaders and experts from across the Americas in the global conversation on building more resilient local and international communities. The lessons learned in the Americas can be instrumental to helping the world emerge from the pandemic better prepared to face future crises.

Our Mission

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Conduct research on promoting post-pandemic resilience and sustainability in health, the economy, and the environment in the Americas region by collaborating with other regional hubs, and the Commission’s research partners.


Create a strong Americas network of commissioners, advisors, and research partners to review research on local responses to the pandemic, identify the most important lessons learned, and present recommendations that can shape future global and local policy.


Connect with local and regional communities through events that gather thought leaders on health, economics, and sustainability to discuss the findings of the Hub’s research and amplify the Commission’s work.


The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is the lead academic institution in the Partnership for Central America, an independent nonprofit that is the coordinating body of the White House Call to Action for Central America.

Working with our collaborators, we have created a new data dashboard to give policy makers and private-sector investors deep insight into the economic and demographic characteristics and behavioral patterns in communities in Northern Central America, specifically Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

Powered by machine learning, the data dashboard gives members of the Partnership an unprecedented understanding of conditions on the ground in individual neighborhoods. It can be used to identify the interventions most likely to elevate the quality of life and promote economic growth in these regions, enabling both public and private-sector partners to tailor their investments for maximum impact.


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