School News Releases
Johns Hopkins Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Receives $10.3 Million Grant for Global Prevention ProgramThe Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at the Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded $10.3 million from Oak Foundation for the Center’s new “Global Perpetration Prevention: Translating Knowledge into Action” program.Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:25:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/johns-hopkins-moore-center-for-the-prevention-of-child-sexual-abuse-receives-10.3-million-grant-for-global-prevention-program.html
Requests for Brand Name over Generic Prescription Drugs Cost the Medicare Program an Additional $1.7 Billion in a Single Year, Study FindsThe Medicare Part D program would have saved $977 million in a single year if all branded prescription drugs requested by prescribing clinicians had been substituted by a generic option.Tue, 02 Mar 2021 19:20:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/requests-for-brand-name-over-generic-prescription-drugs-cost-the-medicare-program-an-additional-1.7-billion-in-a-single-year-study-finds.html
- Data collected in 23 countries in last two weeks of January reveal overall drop in COVID-19 vaccine acceptance, with increased acceptance in nine countries.Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:56:46 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/covid-19-vaccine-acceptance-falling-globally-and-in-the-us-survey-finds.html
New Blood Pressure-Lowering Guidelines Could Benefit 25 Million Americans with Chronic Kidney DiseaseA recommendation for more intensive blood pressure management from an influential global nonprofit that publishes clinical practice guidelines in kidney disease could, if followed, benefit nearly 25 million Americans.Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:48:15 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/new-blood-pressure-lowering-guidelines-could-benefit-25-million-americans-with-chronic-kidney-disease.html
Low-Income Middle-Aged African-American Women with Hypertension Are Likely to Suffer from DepressionLow-income middle-aged African-American women with high blood pressure very commonly suffer from depression and should be better screened for this serious mental health condition.Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:30:12 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/low-income-middle-aged-african-american-women-with-hypertension-are-likely-to-suffer-from-depression.html
- Older adults who are classified as having “prediabetes” due to moderately elevated measures of blood sugar usually don’t go on to develop full-blown diabetes.Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:31:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/prediabetes-diagnosis-less-useful-in-older-patients.html
- Shortages of many essential drugs amid the COVID-19 crisis reveal serious vulnerabilities in the systems for supplying and distributing pharmaceuticals in the United States.Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:58:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/public-health-researchers-call-for-new-measures-to-protect-pharmaceutical-supply-chain.html
Coalition Releases Principles to Guide State and Local Spending of Forthcoming Opioid Litigation Settlement FundsNew guidelines endorsed by more than 30 leading health groups, including the American Medical Association, call for focus on addiction treatment and prevention, avoid diversion of funds to close budget gaps.Wed, 27 Jan 2021 14:48:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/coalition-releases-principles-to-guide-state-and-local-spending-of-forthcoming-opioid-litigation-settlement-funds.html
Survey: Frequent Reports of Missed Medical Care in U.S. Adults During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 PandemicTwo out of five individuals delayed or missed medical care in the early phase of the pandemic—from March through mid-July 2020.Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:07:41 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/survey-frequent-reports-of-missed-medical-care-in-us-adults-during-the-early-phase-of-the-covid-19-pandemic.html
COVID-19 Outcomes for Patients on Immunosuppressive Drugs on Par with Non- Immunosuppressed PatientsPeople taking immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection or to treat inflammatory or autoimmune diseases do not fare worse than others on average when they are hospitalized with COVID-19.Thu, 07 Jan 2021 17:45:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/covid-19-outcomes-for-patients-on-immunosuppressive-drugs-on-par-with-non-immunosuppressed-patients.html
- A new report from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers recommendations aimed at federal, state, and local policymakers to address the opioid epidemic during the pandemic.Mon, 21 Dec 2020 14:56:24 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/recommendations-for-the-overdose-epidemic-in-the-covid-19-pandemic.html
Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Awarded $39.5 Million USAID Grant to Lead Global Initiative on Strengthening Health Systems for RehabilitationThe Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit at the Bloomberg School of Public Health has received a $39.5 million grant from USAID to strengthen rehabilitation services in low- and middle-income countries.Fri, 18 Dec 2020 18:00:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-international-injury-research-unit-awarded-39.5-million-usaid-grant-to-lead-global-initiative-on-strengthening-health-systems-for-rehabilitation.html
Johns Hopkins Launches New Courses on COVID-19 for Assisted Living and Senior Housing Communities to Address COVID-19 ChallengesThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is launching two free online educational courses for administrators, owners, and managers of assisted living and senior housing communities.Fri, 18 Dec 2020 14:35:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-launches-new-courses-on-covid-19-for-assisted-living-and-senior-housing-communities-to-address-covid-19-challenges.html
- A new online calculator for estimating individual and community-level risk of dying from COVID-19 has been developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Fri, 11 Dec 2020 17:14:29 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-online-covid-19-mortality-risk-calculator-could-help-determine-who-should-get-vaccines-first.html
- A new report from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers offers recommendations for youth organizations to bolster policies and practices aimed at preventing child sexual abuse.Wed, 09 Dec 2020 14:09:51 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-report-sets-out-principles-to-reduce-child-sexual-assault-risk-in-youth-group-settings.html
New Project Offers Real-World Case Studies to Teach Big Data Lessons to Help Solve Pressing Health IssuesResearchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a series of case studies for urgent public health issues to help students and practitioners across the U.S. learn how to apply big-data analysis approaches in their work.Wed, 09 Dec 2020 14:01:43 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-project-offers-real-world-case-studies-to-teach-big-data-lessons-to-help-solve-pressing-health-issues.html
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to Offer Educational Modules for School and District Leaders About In-Person Learning in the Era of COVID-19As COVID-19 cases surge across the country, school and district leaders are looking for clear and consistent guidance on the safest ways to reopen school facilities. In response to that demand, JHSPH and partners launched online educational modules.Mon, 07 Dec 2020 15:18:50 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-to-offer-educational-modules-for-school-and-district-leaders-about-in-person-learning-in-the-era-of-covid-19.html
- A new study led by researchers at the Bloomberg School and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors found Medicare beneficiaries who go on to be diagnosed with dementia are more likely to miss payments on bills as early as six years before a diagnosis.Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:19:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/older-adults-with-dementia-exhibit-financial-symptoms-up-to-six-years-before-diagnosis.html
- A basic science discovery by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reveals a fundamental way cells interpret signals from their environment and may eventually pave the way for potential new therapies.Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:29:29 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/discovery-illuminates-how-cell-growth-pathway-responds-to-signals.html
- A new saliva-based test developed by a team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been found to accurately detect the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.Fri, 13 Nov 2020 14:33:43 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-saliva-based-antibody-test-for-sars-cov-2-highly-accurate-in-initial-study.html
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Sean Allen as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American HealthJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Sean T. Allen, DrPH, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.Wed, 11 Nov 2020 15:37:36 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-sean-allen-as-new-bloomberg-assistant-professor-of-american-health.html
- Lessons on healthy feeding practices delivered to young mothers through a brief home-visiting intervention put Native American infants on a healthier growth trajectory, lowering their risks for obesity.Mon, 09 Nov 2020 16:24:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/home-visiting-program-shows-promise-of-reducing-risk-of-obesity-among-native-american-children.html
- Researchers at the Bloomberg School and School of Medicine have been jointly awarded a major grant from the National Cancer Institute to set up a center for research on the human serological immune response to COVID-19.Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:49:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-johns-hopkins-center-for-research-on-covid-19-immunity.html
- Americans strongly reduced their visits to grocery stores, pharmacies, and transit stations following stay-at-home orders from mayors and governors earlier this year, but did not reduce their visits to parks and beaches.Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:19:26 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/americans-responses-to-covid-19-stay-home-orders-differed-according-to-population-density.html
- Sex, age, and severity of disease may be useful in identifying COVID-19 survivors who are likely to have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the disease.Mon, 19 Oct 2020 21:17:54 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/patients-who-had-more-severe-covid-19-may-be-the best-donors-for-convalescent-plasma-therapy.html
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Racism & Public Health
Exhausted by racism, I’m energized by the opportunity to advance anti-racism. By Keshia M. Pollack Porter
November 13, 2020
Five young Baltimoreans share what they see—and what needs to change.
November 13, 2020
A new office aims to break down structural racism and inequities at the School and beyond.
November 13, 2020
Deep-seated structural and systemic racism aren’t just obstacles to addressing Black women’s health issues—they are the health issue.
November 13, 2020
Multiple factors including socioeconomic status and access to health care have combined to erode Black men’s health.
November 13, 2020
Housing relocation programs aim to address health inequities linked to decades of discrimination.
October 28, 2020
Black Americans are more likely to live near pollution sources that set off a dangerous cascade of health problems.
October 14, 2020
Barriers to mobility have contributed to longstanding structural racism.
September 8, 2020
Health disparities in kidney disease contribute to suffering and premature death for Black people.