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Date: Sep 2019

From September 8 to September 20, 2019, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit and Global Road Safety Partnership co-led a two-week training course on road safety in Baltimore, Maryland.

Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the course included more than 60 participants from 30 low- and middle-income countries around the world. Over the two weeks, participants and organizers -- including leadership, faculty, and staff from JH-IIRU -- worked to build leadership capacity to design, advocate for, and implement effective road safety programs and policies.

Across 10 days, the course invited JH-IIRU speakers and other multidisciplinary experts from across the globe to lead sessions on a variety of road safety issues, such as health economics, enforcement, health systems, and urban design. The group also had the opportunity to travel to New York to visit Bloomberg Philanthropies and Ruckersville, Virginia for a tour of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

On Friday, September 20, the course concluded with group marketplace presentations before a certificate ceremony and closing reception.

The entire course was highlighted with the hashtag #GRSLC2019 on Twitter. Daily photo albums of course sessions, trips, and special events are also available online via Facebook

Experts from the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) and the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) will co-lead a two-week training course on road safety from September 8 to September 20, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland.

The course, which is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, will include 65 participants from more than 30 low- and middle-income countries around the world. Set at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Baltimore North, the course builds leadership capacity to design, advocate for, and implement effective road safety programs and policies.

“We’re thrilled to host this year’s course here in Baltimore with dozens of road safety and public health professionals from across the globe,” said JH-IIRU Director Dr. Abdul Bachani. “Since 2016, we’ve organized road safety leadership offerings and each course is an opportunity to both teach and learn from inspiring advocates. We look forward to helping to shape the next generation of global road safety leaders.”

Course instructors – comprised of JH-IIRU faculty and international colleagues – will lead sessions on a number of key subjects, including urban design, economics, behavior change, and enforcement. Participants will also embark on site visits to Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for additional presentations and hands-on course applications.

Throughout the 10-day offering, participants will also work together in small groups to apply lessons learned and prepare for formal presentations during the final day of the program.

For daily updates, follow #GRSLC2019 on Facebook and Twitter starting with the course’s orientation on Sunday, September 8.

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Participants from the 2018 Global Road Safety Leadership Course attend Cultural Night at the National Aquarium.

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