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Lerner Center for Public Health Advocacy

Lerner Center for Public Health Advocacy

We define 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 

Sommer Klag Advocacy Awards

Sommer Klag Advocacy Awards

Nominations for the $100k Achievement Award are being accepted through October 14.

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The New Lerner Center for Public Health Advocacy

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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