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Bloomberg American Health Initiative


Established with a historic $300 million gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative is a major investment in a healthy future for the United States.

After decades of progress in health, the country is struggling with a devastating epidemic of opioid overdose, unacceptable rates of gun violence, an aging infrastructure, and an unsustainable food system. Innovative research, groundbreaking action with a broad range of collaborators, and a new generation of public health leaders are urgently needed.

With this visionary gift to Johns Hopkins, Michael R. Bloomberg is responding to these troubling national trends in health by turning to an institution he knows well.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will establish a network of public health practitioners, organizations and researchers to gain insight and make progress in five priority areas: addiction and overdose, violence, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, and risks to adolescent health.

The School will train the next generation of public health professionals, offering full-tuition scholarships to 50 Bloomberg Fellows. As students in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, they will focus on one of the five defined critical areas. Scholarships will also be available for more advanced training in the Doctor of Public Health Program. These are expected to begin in the 2018-2019 academic year.

This unprecedented gift positions the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a national epicenter for research and policy development that not only informs but drives the U.S. public health agenda.

Focus Areas
Tackle the key threats to health in the U.S.
Endowed Professorships
New faculty experts
Full-tuition scholarships for MPH students annually