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Smartphone App Successfully Promotes Child Car Safety

Clinical trial finds that parents reported safer child car seat practices after using innovative new app. To learn more, click here.

Increasing Public Support for Mental Health Services Without Stigmatizing Mental Illness

Study suggests that narratives linking mental illness to violence stigmatize people with mental illness and are less effective than narratives focusing on barriers to treatment. To learn more, click here.

Most Primary Care Offices Do Not Offer Reduced Price Care to the Uninsured, Study Finds

Uninsured Remain Vulnerable Even After the Affordable Care Act Coverage Expansions.  To learn more, click here.

Survey: More Than Half of U.S. Gun Owners Do Not Safely Store Their Guns

National survey finds just 46 percent of gun owners report safely storing all of their firearms. To learn more, click here.

Prosecuting Background Check and Straw Purchase Violations Depends on State Laws

Study examined prosecutions following tougher sentencing for ‘straw arm’ purchases in Pennsylvania and a Maryland court decision that redefined private firearm transfers. To learn more, click here.

A Conversation with Zeke Cohen: Academics, Activism and Improving Baltimore

“There has never been a more important time for students in public policy,” Zeke told his audience at a public seminar sponsored by the School’s Institute for Health and Social Policy. “As policy scholars, you are on the front line of defending the ideals of the people most in need.” To learn more, click here.

Meet the Change Makers of the First Cohort of Hopkins and Tsinghua DrPH Collaboration

Chinese students in the first cohort of the Health Policy and Management DrPH program have big aspirations. Earning an advanced degree isn’t enough—they want to enact nationwide health care reform in their country. To learn more, click here.

Opioid Crisis: Criminal Justice Referrals Miss Treatment Opportunities, Study Suggests

Only one in 20 referrals by criminal justice system receive standard-of-care, medication-assisted treatment for opioid disorders. To learn more, click here.

Helping Clinicians Through Traumatic Events Also Helps the Bottom Line, Cost-Benefit Analysis Shows

A peer-support program launched six years ago at Johns Hopkins Medicine to help doctors and nurses recover after traumatic patient-care events such as a patient’s death probably saves the institution close to $2 million annually, according to a recent cost-benefit analysis. To learn more, click here.

Former White House Drug Czar To Join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School

Michael Botticelli, MEd, former White House Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, will join the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as its Distinguished Policy Scholar beginning in June. To learn more, click here.

Don’t Be Distracted: The Real Issues in Autism Are Threats to Funding, Services

Researchers argue that renewed debate about debunked science is diverting attention from real risks to crucial care and services. To learn more, click here.

More Transparency at FDA Needed, Researchers Say

Writing in JAMA, group outlines recommendations for release of regulatory information, analysis and study data. To learn more, click here.

Federal Equity Law Has Increased Use of Services for Autism Without Raising Out-of-Pocket Costs

Despite modest gains, more could be done to ensure appropriate care for children with autism spectrum disorder. To learn more, click here.

More With Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Have Health Insurance

Since implementation of Affordable Care Act in 2014, more in vulnerable populations covered, but many still not accessing health care. To learn more, click here.

Majority of Opioid Medications Not Safely Stored in Homes With Children, Survey Finds

Reported rates of safe storage especially low in homes with older children and teens. To learn more, click here.

Patients Face ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills From Out-of-Network Specialists

Anesthesiologists charge almost six times what Medicare pays for the same service. To learn more, click here.

Ignition Interlock Laws Reduce Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes

State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes, a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Colorado School of Public Health researchers suggests. To learn more, click here.

Fewer See E-Cigarettes as Less Harmful Than Cigarettes

The perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes fell between 2012 and 2014, a sign that fewer people see them as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. To learn more, click here.

Colleen Barry Appointed Chair of Health Policy and Management

Colleen L. Barry, PhD, MPP, a national leader in mental health and addiction policy, has been named the Fred and Julie Soper Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. To learn more, click here.

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