Bloomberg American Health Initiative: Environmental Challenges

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Are you working to address environmental challenges and design a healthier community?

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, works to tackle some of the most pressing challenges to public health in the United States: Addiction and Overdose, Environmental Challenges, Obesity and the Food System, Risks to Adolescent Health and Violence.

A core component of the initiative is the Bloomberg Fellows Program. The Bloomberg Fellows Program offers a full scholarship and $10,000 stipend for the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) programs at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to individuals who are working on the front lines of change in their communities.

The Bloomberg Fellows Program is looking for individuals working on issues related to environmental challenges such as transportation, energy, air pollution, and community design. Potential candidates might include city planners; advocates for sustainable infrastructure; health department staff; policymakers interested in designing healthy communities; and other individuals working on issues related to environmental challenges and their impact on health. There is special attention on advancing equity, using evidence, and changing policy throughout the Initiative. We seek to equip fellows with new knowledge, skills and tools to tackle difficult environmental challenges.

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 26th at 1:00pm EST, as we host an interactive webinar on Environmental Challenges.

To access the webinar, click on the following URL:

https://connect.johnshopkins.edu/environmentalchallenges/ *No password required*

This webinar will be presented by Dr. Kirsten Koehler, Associate Professor in the Environmental Health and Engineering department at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It will also feature current fellow, Kelli McIntyre, Physical Activity Coordinator and Amanda Wagner, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Manager with Get Healthy Philly; a Division of Chronic Disease Prevention for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Webinar topics will include:

We hope that you can join us!

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