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  • Policy Brief | 11.16.2017
  • Concealed Carry of Firearms: Facts vs. Fiction
    In this policy brief, Daniel Webster, Cassandra Crifasi, Jon Vernick and Alexander McCourt from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, take a look at what the research says about right-to-carry laws. 
  • USA Today Op Ed | 8.25.2017
    The opioid emergency: Now what Mr. President?
    After President Trump announced his intentions to declare the opioid epidemic an emergency, initiative director Josh Sharfstein lays out specific steps the administration should take to make the declaration meaningful.
  • Vox | 11.02.2016
    People are tougher on poor, pregnant opioid addicts than well-off ones
    Health experts worry that the possibility of criminal charges or child abuse referrals could drive pregnant women away from health care providers or lead them to conceal their drug use from their doctors. Research by Alene Kennedy-Hendricks, Emma McGinty, and Colleen Barry is mentioned.
  • The Baltimore Sun | 10.28.16
    Former Maryland health secretary to head up Hopkins public health initiative
    Former Maryland health Secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein will oversee a new initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health aimed at solving issues such as addiction, adolescent health, environmental challenges and violence. The Bloomberg Health Initiative is being launched with a $300 million gift from Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and Hopkins graduate.
  • Kaiser Health News via CNN | 10.24.16
    Could peer-recovery coaches help fight drug addiction epidemic?
    Overdose patients being treated in ER’s in Rhode Island and other states are being introduced to "peer recovery coaches,” who support them through recovery and treatment and basics like housing, food stamps, job searches and court obligations. Colleen Barry is quoted.
  • The Washington Post | 10.22.16
    Allowing guns on campus will invite tragedies, not end them
    A new report released by Johns Hopkins University, with co-authors from Stanford University and the University of Massachusetts at Boston, concludes that allowing guns on campus will likely increase homicides and suicides on campus. In this op-ed, Center for Gun Policy and Research director Daniel Webster and University president Ronald Daniels voice opposition to allowing guns on campus, noting “What the evidence to date shows — and what we hope state legislators across the nation who are pondering such measures will consider — is that campus-carry laws will invite tragedies on college campuses, not end them.” Read the full report.
  • The New York Times | 10.21.16
    What 130 of the Worst Shootings Say About Guns in America
    After nearly two decades of expanding legal access to firearms, a succession of horrific shootings like Mr. Houser’s have refocused attention on gun control. Since the 2012 massacre of 26 elementary school children and teachers in Newtown, Conn., gun control advocates have scored some significant victories in state legislatures. Nationwide, several polls suggest that public opinion has shifted markedly in favor of stricter gun laws. Daniel Webster is quoted
  • USA Today | 10.14.2016
    The federal government knows surprisingly little about gun accidents
    For the most part, government research on gun accidents does not. A project by journalists at USA Today and with the Associated Press found that on average one American child or teenager is killed or injured every day in an accidental shooting. Most victims are shot in their own homes. Daniel Webster is quoted. The piece ran in multiple outlets across the U.S.
  • The New York Times | 10.11.2016
    Gun-Control Groups Push Growing Evidence That Laws Reduce Violence
    Although the National Rifle Association has long rejected that assertion, a growing body of evidence from academics, advocacy groups and others supports the link between gun restrictions and a reduction in violence. Daniel Webster is quoted.
  • NPR’s Morning Edition | 09.23.2016
    Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?
    American lives have been getting steadily longer, and since the 1960s that trend has been driven mostly by a remarkable reduction in heart disease. But those improvements have slowed dramatically. Scientists are now wondering whether we're approaching the end of the trend of longer, healthier lives.
  • TIME | 09.23.2016
    How Our Health-Care System Is Feeding the Obesity Epidemic
    In an opinion column, Bruce Lee identifies ways that the healthcare system is not adequately addressing the obesity epidemic by being “heavy on concern but light on coordinated action:” failed incentives, lack of medical education and limited role of physicians. He urges prevention.
  • The Baltimore Sun | 09.21.2016
    Hopkins school of public health gets $95 million to study environmental effects on children's health
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will receive $95 million in federal funding over seven years to analyze data collected from 50,000 children across the country and answer questions about environmental factors that influence their health from conception through early childhood.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy | 09.19.2016
    Gifts Roundup: Johns Hopkins Gets $300 Million for Public-Health Projects
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave $300 million to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to establish the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a program aimed at reshaping the nation’s public-health agenda. The effort will focus on five areas: drug addiction, obesity, gun violence, adolescent health, and environmental threats.
  • WJZ Baltimore | 09.16.2016
    Bloomberg Makes $300M Donation To Hopkins School Of Public Health
    Michael Bloomberg has made a monumental donation to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. It targets five major health issues our country faces. One of the top ten wealthiest men in America, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is once again pledging his commitment to research and education, making a $300 million donation to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health that bears his name.
  • The Associated Press | 09.15.2016
    Bloomberg's $300M gift to Hopkins focuses on public health
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving $300 million to Johns Hopkins University to deal with public health challenges. The university announced the gift Thursday. Officials say the money will create the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.
  • Baltimore Business Journal | 09.15.2016
    Michael Bloomberg donates $300M to Johns Hopkins public health school
    Former New York mayor and businessman Michael Bloomberg is giving $300 million to the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health to help fight drug addiction, obesity and gun violence.
  • The Baltimore Sun | 09.15.2016
    Michael Bloomberg gives $300 million to Hopkins public health school for new initiative
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has received a $300 million gift from businessman and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg — to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the institution — to be used to launch an initiative it says will transform the way the country approaches public health issues.
  • The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) | 09.15.2016
    Michael Bloomberg Gives $300 Million to Johns Hopkins for Public-Health Effort
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $300 million to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to finance an ambitious effort to target opioid addiction, gun violence and other public-health issues in the U.S