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Wednesday, May 4, 1 p.m. ET 

Bridging Faith and Science to Combat the Overdose Crisis

A live virtual event on Wednesday, May 4, at 1 p.m. is convening leaders from the faith and public health communities to take action on the overdose crisis in 2022 and beyond. Featured speakers include Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Dean Ellen MacKenzie, Susan Sherman, Tom Coderre, Rev. Edwin Sanders, and H.E. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa. Through a partnership of the Clinton Foundation, the Centre for Responsible Leadership, and the School, the event will explore the promise of a collaborative relationship; reducing the stigma of addiction; education about prevention, treatment, and recovery; and advancing policies and programs that save lives. 

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Recent Events

Tuesday, May 3, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET 

Policy Approaches to the Drug Overdose Crisis: A Virtual Office Hour with Alene Kennedy-Hendricks, PhD

Kennedy-Hendricks is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School who conducts policy and services research focused on the health and well-being of people with substance use and mental health conditions. Her research focuses on understanding how health and social policies affect populations with substance use and mental health conditions. She is currently conducting research in four main areas: (1) examining the impact of insurance and financing reforms on health service use and spending among persons with substance use and mental health diagnoses; (2) assessing the implementation of models that integrate mental health care, addiction treatment, other medical care, and social services; (3) evaluating policy responses to the drug overdose crisis; and (4) policy communication research involving measurement of public attitudes, analysis of content of news media coverage, and evaluating the persuasive effects of messages framing health policy issues.
To sign up for a 30-minute session via Zoom or phone, please contact Alene Kennedy-Hendricks or Ezra Morris by April 28.

Thursday, April 28, noon - 1 p.m. ET 

Injury Epidemiology data and Analysis: A Virtual Office Hour with Elise Omaki, MHS

Omaki is an epidemiologist in the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School, with expertise in the design, management, and analysis of quantitative data for injury prevention research and practice. Estimating the distribution and determinants of injuries among populations is a cornerstone for injury prevention. Careful design and execution of the collection, analysis, and interpretation of injury data is essential to understanding the burden of injury, identifying populations at high risk, and measuring the impact of public health services. Want to talk about how to approach data collection and analysis for your injury prevention project?

To sign up for a 30-minute virtual session via phone or Zoom with Omaki, please contact Edith Jones by April 22.

Tuesday, February 1, 1 – 2 p.m. ET

Bridging Faith and Science to Combat the Overdose Crisis

The next convening hosted in the series by the Clinton Foundation, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and The Centre for Responsible Leadership was held on Tuesday, February 1, 1–2 p.m. EST, and focused on how leaders from faith and science can work to end the stigma of addiction and reverse a dangerous trend of increasing overdose deaths. The conversation was moderated by Patrick J. Kennedy, Former U.S. Representative, Lead Author, Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Federal Parity Law), Founder of The Kennedy Forum, co-chair of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19, and co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Behavioral Health Integration Task Force; and will feature Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, Acting Commissioner of the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports; and Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Senior Rabbi of New York City’s Park East Synagogue and human rights activist.

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Thursday, May 27, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT

Historicizing Accidents: Domestic Injuries, Safety Work, and the Politics of Expertise, 1920–1980

Alexander Parry, MA a graduate student in the Department of History and Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will present "Historicizing Accidents: Domestic Injuries, Safety Work, and the Politics of Expertise, 1920–1980" as part of the Center's seminar series.

Tuesday, May 11, 2 – 3 p.m. EDT

Recommendations of the Safe System Consortium

The Safe System approach is built on the premise that transportation-related death and injury are unacceptable and avoidable. Importantly, a Safe System can be implemented in ways that help address structural and institutional racism by correcting for prior under investments in historically marginalized communities and closing gaps in safety between areas that have been well resourced and those that have been underserved.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research & Policy and the Institute of Transportation Engineers are pleased to share the Recommendations of the Safe System Consortium through an online event on Tuesday, May 11 at 2 p.m. EDT. 

Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, shared opening remarks. Mark Rosekind, PhD, the former administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Distinguished Policy Scholar in the Department of Health Policy and Management, moderated a panel discussion with Meghan Mitman, AICP, Chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Safety Council; Jamila Porter, DrPH, Director of Resilient Communities with the Big Cities Health Coalition; and Robert Wunderlich, PE, Texas A&M Transportation Institute. 

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Tuesday, May 4, 3 – 4 p.m. EDT

Bridging Faith and Science to Combat the Overdose Crisis

The Center is co-hosting a live virtual event at 3 p.m., ET, on Tuesday, May 4, to convene national leaders from science and faith to address substance use disorders. Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be moderating a discussion with Bishop Vashti McKenzie and Dr. David Satcher and include opening remarks from President Bill Clinton, H.E. Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, and Dean Ellen MacKenzie. Through a partnership with the Clinton Foundation and the Centre for Responsible Leadership, the event will explore the promise of a collaborative relationship to reduce stigma about substance use disorders; educate about prevention, treatment, and long-term recovery; and advance policies and programs that save lives.

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Special Graduate Seminar

Can New Mobility Be A Win for Public Health and Safety? The Answer May Be On Our Doorstep

The Center introduced Dr. Jeffrey P. Michael as the Leon S. Robertson Faculty Development Chair in Injury Prevention and announced a new initiative: The Johns Hopkins New Mobility Initiative.  Center Director Dr. Andrea Gielen, Dean Ellen MacKenzie, and  department of health policy and management chair Dr. Colleen Barry provided a few introductory remarks before Dr. Michael described the initiative, its three priorities (safety, technology, and equity) and presented some work already underway as part of the Initiative.  

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2019 Injury Summer Institute

Principles & Practice of Injury Prevention
June 2-5, 2019
Baltimore, Maryland


Wednesday, April 17th
Lunch -- 11:45 am
Symposium -- 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Wildfires and Public Health: Lessons learned from the 2018 experience in California

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Feinstone Hall, Room E2030
615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD

December 13, 2017

The Future of Personal Transportation: Safe and Equitable Implementation of Autonomous Vehicles – A Conversation on Public Health Action

The Center and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, convened a first-of-its-kind gathering to focus public attention on how to promote deployment of autonomous vehicle technology in ways that provide the greatest social benefits through a focus on safety and equity. The event featured an open forum bringing together key thought leaders who discussed vehicle technology and Vision Zero—zero accidents—as public health interventions, ethical and legal issues, and implementation considerations that can help realize the desired social benefits.

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October 30, 2017

America’s Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact

The Clinton Health Matters Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health co-hosted a forum focused on elevating high-impact solutions to the nation’s opioid epidemic. Speakers, panelists, and thought leaders representing diverse stakeholders affected by the crisis considered critical components needed to reduce the injury and death rates nationwide. Evidence-based recommendations that reflect the most current science were the focus and translating that evidence to action was the goal.

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May 3, 2017

"Action Through Collaboration: 2017 Injury and Violence Prevention Translation" symposium

This unique, one-day event provided a venue for researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders to discuss their work, learn about new and ongoing initiatives, dialogue about emerging issues and opportunities, and identify strategies for working together to reduce injuries through application of evidence-based initiatives. 

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Opening Remarks

ICRC Translation Network Initiative on Opioid Policy Efforts Panel, Q&A

Keynote Speaker, Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPH

Cure Violence Panel, Q&A

Closing Remarks, Lessons Learned

January 23, 2017

"The Road to Zero: Research, Policy, and Practice"

In the kickoff event for our Center's 30th anniversary year, the Honorable Mark Rosekind, PhD, former NHTSA Adminstrator, NTSB board member, and NASA scientist shared his experience and spoke to the current and future landscape of motor vehicle safety.

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March 22, 2016

2016 Daniel J. Raskin Symposium on Injury Prevention "Self-Driving Cars"

The 19th annual Daniel J. Raskin Symposium on Injury Prevention featured Mark R. Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a panel of experts, including NHTSA's Nat Beuse, Stanford University's Chris Gerdes, Google's Ron Medford, and MIT's Bryan Reimer.

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