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Institute for Health and Social Policy

Johns Hopkins Institute for Health and Social Policy

What's New


  • Next deadline!
    Faculty applications for the Lipitz Public Health Policy Faculty Awards
    July 30
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New online course!

  • Protecting Public Health in a Changing Climate
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Upcoming Events

  • JHU-UPF Public Policy Center hosts the 2019 APPAM International Conference
    Barcelona, Spain
    July 29 – 30
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The Institute for Health and Social Policy’s multidisciplinary work explores the relationship between social policy and public health and provides policymakers and practitioners with credible information to inform policy change.

Our emphasis on social policy stems from the widespread recognition that there are social determinants of health and wellbeing, including education, neighborhood conditions, financial security and socio-political climate. These determinants are strongly influenced by social policies such as those governing wages, labor markets, housing, energy, food and agriculture, and transportation—all of which can contribute to inequity.

Some of the nation’s greatest public health successes would not have been possible without policy change.”

—Keshia M. Pollack Porter, PhD, MPH, Institute director

We invite you to explore our research areas, meet our team and discover the many academic and collaborative opportunities sponsored by the Institute and our European affiliate, the Johns Hopkins University-University Pompeu Fabra Public Policy Center.