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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Strategic Plan

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The Power of Public Health

To achieve our strategic goals, we will need talented, committed people from diverse backgrounds guided by thoughtful and adaptive leadership and supported with financial and human resources.

Our success necessitates deep partnerships with others who share our vision of a healthier world, from community members in Baltimore to global leaders, and from those within and outside the traditional boundaries of public health. 

To set the best course for the School’s future and unleash the power of public health to champion the vulnerable and promote health equity, we have focused the plan on five strategic goals:

  • The Power of Education

    We will educate leaders who can advance the public’s health by furthering the excellence of our existing programs and extending our reach beyond the walls of our School.
  • The Power of Science

    We will solve the most important public health problems by incubating, accelerating and translating groundbreaking research.
  • The Power of Partnerships

    We will partner to protect the population’s health and advance equity and social justice worldwide, with a special commitment to Baltimore.
  • The Power of People

    We will fuel creativity and ensure excellence in all we do by cultivating a diverse, inclusive and nurturing environment.
  • The Power of Advocacy

    We will communicate and advocate for the value of public health.

The pages linked below detail our vision and how we will shape the next five years of our future and the future of the public’s health.

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Throughout its history, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s mission has not wavered. People across the country and around the world recognize our excellence in advancing the public’s health through world-class research, education and practice.

Biological, behavioral, social and quantitative sciences and engineering are an integral part of the practical work we do. We forge strong relationships across disciplines — and help define new disciplines — that enhance our research and the translation of that research into practice. The breadth and depth of our work prepare us well for the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

With this strategic plan, the Bloomberg School will continue to pursue the greatest public health challenges wherever they exist. We will educate the future generations of researchers, practitioners and educators, giving them the knowledge and tools they need and instilling in them the urgency to lead. We will make discoveries and translate our findings into sustainable progress. We will advocate forcefully for human health — and human rights. We will deepen our partnerships inside and outside the traditional boundaries of public health to improve the human condition. We at the Bloomberg School are a community of restless people who are always looking for new ways to protect health and save lives.

Now more than ever, leadership in the science and practice of public health is critical for the world. Aligned in common vision and committed to a shared strategy, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will deliver.