Cost of Inaction: The Consequences of Failing the World's Children | The Forum at HSPH by Harvard University published on 2013-05-15T15:46:00Z This Forum event explored the landmark "Cost of Inaction" initiative launched by the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights. The project examines the "cost of inaction" of a failure to respond appropriately to children -- addressing the complex challenges of enumerating and quantifying the multiple social and economic costs that follow when societies fail to address the pressing needs of their most vulnerable members. The project responds to hitherto unaddressed questions in public health: what are the costs of inaction, and is the cost of inaction greater than the cost of action. This event was presented April 16, 2013 in collaboration with GlobalPost. Watch the entire series from The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health at www.ForumHSPH.org.