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ASPPH Presents, From Local Action to National Progress on 5 Major Health Challenges: A Webinar

Target Audience: Public health practitioners and faculty

Learning objectives:

Webinar participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how core themes of public health, including evidence, policy, and equity are relevant to major health challenges facing the United States.
  • Discuss the application of public health principles to major health challenges facing the United States, including addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, risks to adolescent health, obesity and the food system, and violence.

Description:

The November/December 2018 issue of Public Health Reports includes a special supplement entitled From Local Action to National Progress on 5 Major Health Challenges: The Bloomberg American Health Initiative. ASPPH and Public Health Reports hosted a webinar to discuss the supplement with guest editor and Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie (Johns Hopkins) and selected authors of the papers.

This supplement envisions how the field of public health can help the United States tackle addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, risks to adolescent health, and violence. It includes papers that address each of the five focus areas as well as the cross-cutting themes of equity, policy, and evidence. The supplement is sponsored by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a new $300 million effort that is seeking collaborators across the country.

The webinar includes public health perspectives on:

  • Violence reduction, with Associate Professor Michele Decker, Associate Professor Holly Wilcox, and Bloomberg Professor of American Health Daniel Webster,
  • The opioid epidemic, with Professor Susan Sherman and Assistant Professor Brendan Saloner
  • Obesity and the food system, with Dr. Anne Barnhill
  • Environmental challenges, with Professor Thomas Burke
  • Adolescent disconnection, with Associate Professor Tamar Mendelson and Associate Professor Kristin Mmari

The webinar also included a discussion of public health tools with Professor Keshia Pollack and a brief summary of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative by Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement Joshua Sharfstein, the Initiative’s Director.

  • Moderator

    Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD, MSc

    Dean and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Featured Speakers

    Anne Barnhill, PhD

    Associate Faculty and Research Scholar, Global Food Ethics and Policy Program, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

    Thomas A. Burke, PhD

    Jacob I. and Irene B. Fabrikant Professor and Chair in Health Risk and Society, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Michele R. Decker, ScD, MPH

    Associate Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Tamar Mendelson, PhD

    Bloomberg Professor of American Health, Dr. Ali & Rose Kawi Professorship in Mental Health, Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Kristin Mmari, DrPH

    Associate Professor, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD, MPH

    Professor, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Brendan Saloner, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD

    Director, Bloomberg American Health Initiative and Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Susan G. Sherman, PhD

    Professor of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Holly C. Wilcox, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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