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- Lisa Zingman, a second year MSPH student, was appointed to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Student Advisory Committee, for 2017. Zingman is fulfilling her field placement in the Office of Adolescent Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Sarah Donovan, MSPH ‘11, vice president of Avalere Health, was featured in the December 6, 2016 Washington Post Live program Chasing Cancer. She spoke about the difference in individual patient vs. population-based cancer decision-making. To learn more, click here.
- Zeke Cohen, MPP ‘12, was elected to the Baltimore City Council’s 1st District, against incumbent Matt McDaniel, by more than 30 percentage points. The 2016 election marks the largest turnover in the Council since 2003.
- Keshia Pollack, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, was elected to the Early Career Academic seat, on the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Policy Council. She is also Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy and Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
- During the Celtics @ Sixers game on December 3, 2016, Ami Patel Hopkins, the School District of Philadelphia‘s kindergarten transition fellow, was awarded the Sixers’ second annual Game Changer Award (one of the organization’s Shining Star Awards) for her work in the education community. To learn more, click here.
- Congratulations to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Sophie Morse for receiving the Equity and Inclusion Fellowship. The Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM) was pleased to announce that it recently granted 25 students the award. The grant allows recipients to attend the association’s annual Fall Research Conference. While at the conference, the fellowship recipients will have the opportunity to formally network with each other and with members of the Policy Council and Diversity Committee at a Fellowship Breakfast, recognizing them, their accomplishments and bright futures. They will also have many opportunities to informally network with other students and professionals during the conference. The APPAM Diversity Committee received nearly 100 applications submitted by Master's and Ph.D. students from schools around the world.
- Congratulations to IHSP faculty Dr. Beth McGinty for receiving one of the School’s 2016 Faculty Innovation Fund awards! This award is for assistant professors at the School, and is intended to stimulate innovative research and provide a foundation for future work. Dr. McGinty’s project is entitled: “Research-Policy Translation Initiative: studying strategies to improve the use of research evidence in public health policy formation and implementation.”
- Kyle DeCarlo-Gahagan, MPP candidate 2017 who was born deaf, knows that many in the deaf community face barriers when accessing health care. Recent studies have found that those who have been deaf since early childhood often have low health literacy and are less likely to see a physician than hearing adults. Those who do seek medical care often feel dissatisfied with their communication with providers. Read full article here.
- Professor Lester Salamon has been invited to provide the headline presentation at the major conference on "Boosting Social Enterprises in Europe" organized by the President of Luxemburg during its presidency of the European Council, December 3 - 4, 2015. An estimated 650 leading European Union officials and experts on social enterprise and social economy are expected to be in attendance.
- MPP Candidate 2016, Naomi Rapps, participates in the "International Conference on Transport and Health" at the University College London, London, England - July 6 - 8, 2015.
- The Equity Solution, a discussion between Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley and health policy expert Keshia Pollack, is featured in the Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health: Spring 2017 Magazine,
- Baltimore Reset: Imagining a 21st Century City by Timothy Dr. Armbruster, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Institute for Health and Social Policy
- Health Reform Requires Policy Capacity by Pierre-Gerlier Forest, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Institute for Health and Social Policy; Jean-Louis Denis; Lawrence D. Brown; and David Helmes - International Journal of Health Policy and Management
- We are excited to announce the release of two important new books on philanthropy and social investing from Johns Hopkins University Professor Dr. Lester Salamon, a well-known pioneer in the study of the global nonprofit sector and philanthropy. In New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing and a companion introductory volume, Leverage for Good: An Introduction to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy, both published by Oxford University Press, Salamon has mobilized an extraordinary team of experts to produce the most comprehensive and authoritative guide available to the new actors and tools reshaping global philanthropy and social investing today.
To learn more about the New Frontiers of Philanthropy, please see these recent articles:
- The Revolution on the Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investment (Philanthropy Impact)
- Passing the Torch on Social Impact Investing (Stanford Social Innovation Review)
- Excerpt: New Frontiers of Philanthropy (Stanford Social Innovation Review)
- Recent graduate Chris Calitz, MPP 2014, had a paper accepted for publication in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine entitled "NIH Funding for Behavioral Interventions to Prevent Chronic Diseases"
- This conference was the first of it’s kind, bringing together policy-makers, academics, and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to, transport planning, engineering, public health, urban planning, and economics. Designed as a direct participatory experience, the format of the conference was intended to be different from the traditional conference format, and encouraged presenters and attendees to think outside the box.
How was the selection process for participants?
Naomi: To be selected as a poster presenter at the conference, I submitted an abstract to be reviewed by a selection committee. The committee then assigned presenters to either give an oral presentation or a poster presentation. I do not know, however, if this is the selection process all presenters went through, as there were a variety of presentation types.
How did the MPP program prepare you for this experience?
Naomi: The MPP program prepared me for this experience in many ways, most notably though, is the piece I submitted and presented at the conference began as an assignment for Dr. Pierre-Gerlier Forest’s Introduction to Policy class. With the skills I learned in my other classes, as well as Dr. Forest’s help, I was able to turn the assignment into much more.
What did you learn from this experience and how would you describe it to other students?
Naomi: I thought the whole experience was great, both preparing for, and presenting at the conference, as well as attending other presentations and talks. I would encourage students to submit work to, or just attend, other conferences to meet people in their field of interest, and learn first hand what work is being done locally and around the world. One of the biggest things I took away from the whole experience is how there is so much overlap between disciplines. Often invisible boundaries exist when someone calls themself “an engineer” or “public health professional”, for example, but if you ignore those boundaries you never know who will teach you something new, or inspire you to approach things from a new perspective.
- Congratulations to Megan Haddock, MPP Alum, for being selected to speak at the United Nations in July, 2015. Read her reporting of the event on Reflections on Volunteers, Civil Society, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
- What's the Future of Urban America? Watch the presentation from Chicago featuring 2 remarkable JHSPH faculty: Dr. PG Forest and Dr. Kathryn Edin here
- The Department of Health Policy & Management announces the winners, on behalf our the students, for the 2014-2015 Department Awards to:
Outstanding HPM Faculty: Carey Borkoski - MPP Director & Assistant Lecturer
Outstanding HPM Staff: Felicia Roane - MPP Academic Program Coordinator
Outstanding TA: Cassie Boles & Keara Castaldo - MPP Students
Outstanding Student Service: Agnes Balla - MPP Student
Congratulations to the faculty, staff, and students of IHSP and the MPP program for their outstanding work and contributions!
- MPP Candidate 2015, Cassie Boles, selected as delegate to the 2014 Millennial Health Leaders’ Summit at the CDC held in Atlanta.
- Adjunct faculty, Dr. Larry Orr to Receive Peter H. Rossi Award for Forty Years of Contributions to the Field of Evaluation
- Dr. David Altschuler spoke on the "Incarceration Prevention and Avoidance" panel at the Third Annual Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health, Squandered Resources: Incarceration--Its Consequences, Costs and Alternatives
IHSP IN THE NEWS
It's easier to get a prescription for drugs that cause opioid addiction than those proven to treat it
Part of a series, this piece looks at treatment options for opioid addiction. Use is up, but the number of people who receive treatment is steady.
Brendan Saloner is quoted; JHSPH research is mentioned. Yahoo! News.
Medicaid premium hikes may leave many children uninsured
Premium increases for Medicaid, the government health program for the poor, may leave many U.S. children uninsured, a new review suggests.
Brendan Saloner, study author, is quoted. Reuters.
Treatment Rate Remains Low for Opioid Use Disorders
Despite an upward trend seen in a new study, relatively few people who need treatment for opioid use disorders are getting it, according to the data. In the United States, the percentage of individuals with opioid use disorders who received treatment increased from 16.6% (2004-2008) to 21.5% (2009-2013), yet experts say the rates remain low.
Story about research done by Brendan Saloner. Pain Medicine News.
Our heroin, opioid epidemic is a national emergency, Washington needs to treat like like one
New England is in the grip of an uncontrolled epidemic of opioid and heroin abuse, which has spread to our small towns and rural areas. As one addiction specialist put it: "It's easier to get heroin in some of these places than it is to get a UPS delivery." But this is also a nationwide crisis, and it requires an urgent federal response. In Congress we are advancing an emergency funding bill that would provide an additional $600 million to mobilize major new resources for prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.
Brendan Saloner is quoted. Fox News.
As New Hampshire Wrestels With Opioid Addiction, Candidates Have Few Answers
Presidential candidates are discussing addiction regularly these days - opioid addiction, specifically. For all their empathy, the 2016 candidates have offered few substantive solutions.
Brendan Saloner is quoted. Newsweek.
Op-Ed: A 21st century Baltimore
In this opinion piece, visiting scholar Timothy Armbruster offers thoughts on what Baltimore's next mayor can do to defining the city's next chapter, including engaging in broad and aggressive outreach to every sector of the community.
The Baltimore Sun