Lerner Center for Public Health Advocacy
The Sommer Klag Advocacy Awards will recognize and reward the achievements of the Bloomberg School’s most seasoned advocates and support the inspirational work of our future changemakers.
Learn the principles and methods of community organizing and campaigning for public health policy change with our new online Summer Institute course.
The Center for Public Health Advocacy and the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion are merging to become the Lerner Center for Public Health Advocacy.
The newly merged and expanded Lerner Center for Public Health Advocacy is possible thanks to a generous new gift from Helaine Lerner and her late husband, Sid Lerner, longtime friends of the School.
This certificate is designed to develop students’ abilities to translate research into practice, use evidence to inform public health policy, shift social norms and attitudes, and improve public health.
Stay up-to-date on the latest in public health advocacy updates from the Lerner Center for Public Health Advocacy.
advocacy as strategic actions taken to drive social, organizational, or policy change on behalf of particular health goals or population health. This encompasses a range of disciplines and practices that effectively engage and inform policymakers, media, and the public to act and embrace evidence-based solutions for public health challenges. Read more about the School's commitment to public health advocacy and other strategic priorities.
If we want demonstrable improvements in the public’s health, we need to intervene in the larger political and social arena and more fully engage in advocacy to inform decision making in our society.
— Ellen J. MacKenzie PhD ’79, MSc ’75, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Now accepting Letters of Intent through June 17, 2022!
The New Lerner Center for Public Health Advocacy
With new gift, two centers merge and expand to drive high-impact social and policy change.
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