News and Events
- New online course! Protecting Public Health in a Changing Climate - enrollment now open
Enrollment is now open for an online course designed for policymakers, decision makers and practitioners and available through Coursera. Protecting Public Health in a Changing Climate: A Primer for City, Local, and Regional Action from Johns Hopkins University is an introduction to the multiple ways our changing climate affects global population health and to promising policy and practice responses.
Course instructors include Thomas A. Burke, a core faculty member at the Institute for Health and Social Policy.
- Scholarships awarded
With generous support from a fund established by alumni of the master of public policy program at the Institute for Health and Social Policy, alumni and student scholarships were recently awarded to enable travel to the 2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference in Washington, D.C. The three awardees were:
- Jenna Bluestein: second-year student in the master of public policy program
- Ari Davis and Danielle Gilmore: program alumni from the class of 2018
- Scholarships available to attend APPAM Conference in Barcelona - applications due January 1, 2019
A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to up to two students or alumni of the Institute’s master of public policy program to use toward registration and travel costs to the APPAM 2019 International Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Selected recipients will also serve as part of the conference planning committee.
- Submit a CV
- One-page statement of your accomplishments and future plans to influence global policy change
- One recommendation letter from either a faculty member or public policy professional to David Earle by January 1, 2019
- Institute faculty contribute to Public Health Reports supplement
November 15, 2018
With U.S. life expectancy now on the decline for two consecutive years, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative released a supplement to Public Health Reports, the scholarly journal of the U.S. Surgeon General. The issue, From Local Action to National Progress on 5 Major Health Challenges: The Bloomberg American Health Initiative (Public Health Reports, Nov/Dec 2018 Supplement), includes a series of articles addressing five of the most complex and urgent health challenges facing the United States: addiction and overdose, violence, obesity and the food system, environmental challenges, and risks to adolescent health, along with articles on cross-cutting areas such as policy change.
The supplement’s guest editors are Bloomberg School Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD, MSc; vice dean and director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and Institute core faculty member Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD; Dean Emeritus Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS; and Jessica Leighton, PhD, from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Numerous Institute faculty members (names in bold) authored articles in the supplement:
- The Importance of Policy Change for Addressing Public Health Problems Keshia M. Pollack Porter, Lainie Rutkow and Emma E. McGinty
- A Public Health Strategy for the Opioid Crisis Brendan Saloner, Emma E. McGinty, Leo Beletsky, Ricky Bluthenthal, Chris Beyrer, Michael Botticelli and Susan G. Sherman
- Building Healthy Community Environments: A Public Health Approach Kirsten Koehler, Megan Latshaw, Thomas Matte, Daniel Kass, Howard Frumkin, Mary Fox, Benjamin F. Hobbs, Marsha Wills-Karp and Thomas A. Burke
- Faculty in the Media
October 22, 2018
AP Analysis: Obamacare shapes opioid grant spending Associated Press (AP)
- February 22, 2019, Homer Venters, MD, MS, Author'Life and Death in Rikers Island', Seminar Talk-"The Health Risks of Incarceration" Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Room W3008
- March 29-30, 2019, the Bloomberg School will co-sponsor the Association for Public Policy and Management D.C. Regional Student Conference at American University in Washington, D.C.
- March 30, 2019, is the third deadline for faculty applications for the Lipitz Public Health Policy Faculty Awards.
- July 29 – 30, 2019, the JHU-UPF Public Policy Center will host the 2019 APPAM International Conference in Barcelona, Spain.