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BCP and PHASE Internship Applications are Open September 2, 2014!

App Deadline: Wed Sept 17, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

The Baltimore Community Practicum (BCP) and PHASE Internship are for-credit courses offering real-world practice experiences at a community-based organization or a public health agency. Only Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health graduate students are eligible for BCP and PHASE.

Review Available Internships: 
**Select “Baltimore Community Practicum (BCP)” or “PHASE Internship” under Type of Opportunity.

For more details, please click here.

Maryland State Health Secretary to Join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Read more in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's press release here.

MdPHA 2014 Annual Conference --- Registration is OPEN! - September 18, 2014

The Maryland Public Health Association (MdPHA) is holding the MdPHA 2014 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The theme is "Advocating for Health: Public Health Wins in Maryland". The program will gather researchers, policymakers, health care professionals, and leaders in the field of public health in Maryland! There will be key note presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions from renowned public health professionals on a large array of public health topics, including obesity, gun violence, tobacco, environmental health and the power of advocacy!

Thursday, September 18, 2014
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
615 N Wolfe Street
Feinstone Hall
Baltimore, MD 21205

To register and/or review the agenda, please use the Eventzilla link:

Federal Work Study Positions Available with Practice Office!

Two Federal Work Study positions are available for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health full-time students. Each position pays $18/hour for an estimated 8-10 hours per week (flexible). Employment period begins September 2, 2014 and ends May 15, 2015.

Available Positions

1. Communication and Outreach Assistant
The FWS student will support the Practice Office with general outreach, education, and communication activities via oral and written communication in various formats. More details are provided HERE.

2. Research Assistant
The FWS student will support a study that will use Census governmental finance administrative data to develop a new public health finance dataset that includes spending on public health by all government agencies and examines the value of this public health spending. More details are provided HERE.

Application Process (deadline Aug 30, 2014)

Send an email to Jennifer Le ( with the following:

  1. Cover letter stating your interest in the position, why you are a good fit for the position, and a statement verifying your FWS status and amount you are eligible
  2. Current resume/CV



Tick Tock, Tick Talk - CDC Lyme Corps Information Session - Late Sepetember 2014


Who & What

Christina Nelson, MD, MPH will discuss the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease.  She will also introduce LymeCorps, an exciting new CDC program for Johns Hopkins University graduate students and residents.

Dr. Nelson is a medical officer with the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is board certified in both pediatrics and preventive medicine/public health.

When & Where

Late September 2014 (date and location will be updated when finalized)
Baltimore, MD 21205



"Public Health in Practice" - *NEWSLETTER* - Third Edition!

The Office of Public Health Practice and Training in collaboration with the Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice has released the third edition of the "Public Health in Practice" newsletter. Learn about the Office of Public Health Practice and Training, read interviews with noted JHSPH faculty and see what students have been up to in school and in the field!

Read the Spring 2014 newsletter here.
See the archived newsletters here.

2013-2014 Lipitz Public Health Policy Awardees Announced

The Office of Public Health Practice and Training is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Lipitz Public Health Policy Awardees. The Lipitz awards provide support for innovative, applied public health policy projects led by faculty and graduate students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). These awards support faculty and students in the development of policy solutions to public health problems through engagement with government agencies, community-based organizations, or other partners.

The faculty awardees are Caleb Alexander, MD, MS, Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Roni Neff, PhD, MS, Assistant Scientist in Environmental Health Sciences. Meghan McGinty, MPH, MBA, CPH, doctoral candidate in Health Policy and Management is the student awardee.  To read more about the awardees, please click here.

Podcast Series Shines Spotlight on Public Health Practice

Public Health: On the Inside is Now on iTunes!

Dr. Thomas Burke, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, explores the world of public health practice. Each month, Public Health: On the Inside takes listeners to the frontlines and explores how public health impacts our daily lives.

New episodes of Public Health: On the Inside will be available each month.

Listen and learn more here.
Listen on iTunes here.