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Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Certificate Programs

Adolescent Health

This Adolescent Health certificate program focuses on the health and welfare of adolescents and youth with particular attention on adolescent pregnancy, substance abuse, violence prevention, and mental health promotion. Those earning the certificate will be able to apply knowledge of adolescent growth and development, positive youth development, and cultural and ethical considerations of youth to design, implement, and evaluate adolescent health-related research, programs, and policies. Some topic areas include: primary causes of adolescent mortality and morbidity; adolescent growth and development; ethical issues inherent in working with adolescents who are legal minors; policy and legislation that affects adolescent health.
To learn more, please visit the Adolescent Health Certificate Overview

Demographic Methods

The Demographic Methods certificate program is designed to serve two audiences—masters or doctoral degree students at the Johns Hopkins University and junior and mid-level professionals—desiring to gain skills in applying demographic analytic methods to identify or forecast public health problems and evaluate the effectiveness of policies or interventions aimed at mitigating them. Demographic  analytic methods are used to calculate denominators of health measures. 
To learn more, please visit the Demographic Methods Certificate Overview.

Gender & Health*

The Certificate Program in Gender and Health will provide concrete training in gender and health with particular focus on gender theories, gender analysis, gender-based violence research methods, gender and sexuality, gender and women’s health, gender and men’s health, and intersectionality. Gender as applied to public health is a burgeoning field, and many NGOs and multi-lateral organizations have specific gender specialist positions; this Certificate Program is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to work in this area.
To learn more, please visit the Gender & Health Certificate Overview.

Maternal & Child Health

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) certificate program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is intended for individuals looking to broaden their understanding of the health and welfare of women and children through competencies which include understanding the biological, social and behavioral basis for MCH programs; an understanding of the normal patterns of human growth and development; knowledge of significant past and current national legislative mandates relative to MCH; and an understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of MCH programs domestically and internationally.
To learn more, please visit the Maternal & Child Health Certificate Overview

Population & Health

The Population & Health certificate program is designed to serve two audiences—master’s or doctoral degree students at The Johns Hopkins University and junior and mid-level professionals—desiring to expand their knowledge of population dynamics and its linkages with public health issues and their ability to relate population-level concepts and measures of fertility, morbidity and mortality, and migration to epidemiologic risks. A population’s health is shaped by fertility, mortality and migration patterns, and population numbers themselves provide the denominators of basic measures of public health, such as life expectancy, cause-specific mortality rates and infection rates. 
To learn more, please visit the Population & Health Certificate Overview

Public Health Advocacy*

Advocacy—working for policy change and better implementation of existing policies—is crucial to public health. As research and discovery are translated into policies and programs, the accurate interpretation and use of evidence are essential to political leaders, health care providers, potential clients, and the public at large.

Certificate program coursework will allow students to engage deeply with core theories and skills in public health advocacy, and to augment these with an understanding of how to apply these in a variety of policy and geographic settings. The certificate program will complement students’ options for training in public health policy making with theoretical and practical insights into the role of advocacy in this process.
To learn more, please visit the Public Health Advocacy Certificate Overview

Public Health Economics*

The Certificate in Public Health Economics will interest public health professionals who are just beginning their career as well as mid-career professionals. Participants in this certificate program will gain a broad exposure to general public health economic principles and theories; skills in identifying and applying the theories of economic evaluation to public health problems; and training in the communication and translation of economic principles to public health problems.
To learn more, please visit the Public Health Economics Certificate Overview.


* Jointly offered.