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_Public Health News - News Releases 2021

News and information from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  1. Johns Hopkins Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Receives $10.3 Million Grant for Global Prevention Program

    The 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
  2. Requests for Brand Name over Generic Prescription Drugs Cost the Medicare Program an Additional $1.7 Billion in a Single Year, Study Finds

    The 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
  3. COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Falling Globally and in the U.S., Survey Finds

    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
  4. New Blood Pressure-Lowering Guidelines Could Benefit 25 Million Americans with Chronic Kidney Disease

    A 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
  5. Low-Income Middle-Aged African-American Women with Hypertension Are Likely to Suffer from Depression

    Low-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
  6. “Prediabetes” Diagnosis Less Useful in Older Patients

    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
  7. Public Health Researchers Call for New Measures to Protect Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

    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
  8. Coalition Releases Principles to Guide State and Local Spending of Forthcoming Opioid Litigation Settlement Funds

    New 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
  9. Survey: Frequent Reports of Missed Medical Care in U.S. Adults During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Two 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
  10. COVID-19 Outcomes for Patients on Immunosuppressive Drugs on Par with Non- Immunosuppressed Patients

    People 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

Public Health News - News Releases 2020

News and information from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  1. Recommendations for the Overdose Epidemic in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    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
  2. Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Awarded $39.5 Million USAID Grant to Lead Global Initiative on Strengthening Health Systems for Rehabilitation

    The 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
  3. Johns Hopkins Launches New Courses on COVID-19 for Assisted Living and Senior Housing Communities to Address COVID-19 Challenges

    The 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
  4. New Online COVID-19 Mortality Risk Calculator Could Help Determine Who Should Get Vaccines First

    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
  5. New Report Sets Out Principles to Reduce Child Sexual Assault Risk in Youth Group Settings

    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
  6. New Project Offers Real-World Case Studies to Teach Big Data Lessons to Help Solve Pressing Health Issues

    Researchers 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
  7. 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

    As 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
  8. Older Adults with Dementia Exhibit Financial Symptoms Up To Six Years Before Diagnosis

    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
  9. Discovery Illuminates How Cell Growth Pathway Responds to Signals

    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
  10. New Saliva-Based Antibody Test for SARS-CoV-2 Highly Accurate in Initial Study

    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
  11. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Sean Allen as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health

    Johns 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
  12. Home-Visiting Program Shows Promise of Reducing Risk of Obesity Among Native American Children

    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
  13. New Johns Hopkins Center for Research on COVID-19 Immunity

    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
  14. Americans’ Responses to Covid-19 Stay-Home Orders Differed According to Population Density

    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
  15. Patients Who Had More Severe Covid-19 May Be the Best Donors for Convalescent Plasma Therapy

    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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