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Bloomberg American Health Initiative


An unprecedented investment

to tackle health threats facing
the United States.

Public health is rising to the challenge... again.

Over the last century, the field of public health extended life and transformed communities. Now, millions of Americans are suffering from the effects of addiction, violence, climate change and other modern hazards.

No stranger to tough problems and sustainable solutions, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will drive progress by conducting groundbreaking research, training a new generation of leaders and teaming up with public and private organizations across the country.

“The science is clear: employ data-driven approaches to large public health problems and death and illness rates fall. That’s a philosophy that the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has a history of achieving and understanding. That’s why we’ve turned to the School to use their expertise and leadership in public health education and rigorous research to resolve the critical threats to American health.”

Michael R. Bloomberg
An international leader on public health. Mike Bloomberg works to create better,
longer lives for the greatest number of people.

The Future of American Health

Launched with a transformative $300 million investment, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative will invest in the intellectual resources—the students, researchers and practitioners—who will shape the public health agenda for a healthier nation.

At the core of the Initiative is the commitment of the Bloomberg School to tackle five critical health threats facing the United States:

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative will draw upon the research strengths of the Bloomberg School to inform policies that will advance scientific evidence, address inequity and drive progress.

To secure sustained improvements in American health, the Bloomberg School will develop academic courses and programs to train leaders to engage these problems.

Top-tier faculty and students will build partnerships with community organizations, the private sector and public agencies to expand collaborations to improve health outcomes across the country.

The Inaugural FellowsMeet the Inaugural Fellows

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative welcomes its first class of fellows—eight students from organizations across the country who are committed to addressing some of the nation’s toughest public health challenges.

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Are you a future leader in public health?

Bloomberg Fellows will receive full scholarships for masters and doctoral training to tackle modern health threats. These public health professionals will join networks of research and practice to profoundly influence American health for years to come.

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