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Bloomberg American Health Initiative: Obesity and the Food System

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Are you working to tackle obesity and improve the food system?

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 individuals working on issues related to obesity, food production, food systems, and food policy at different levels. Potential candidates might include people from community-based organizations that work on obesity and chronic disease; dietitians and nutritionists; city planners interested in studying how built environment affects access to healthy food; policymakers in national, state and local governments, among others. There is special attention throughout the Initiative on advancing equity, using evidence, and changing policy. We seek to equip fellows with new knowledge, skills and tools to address and prevent obesity and improve the food system.

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, October 10th at 1:00pm EST, as we host an interactive webinar on Obesity and the Food System.

This webinar will be presented by Anne Palmer, co-chair for the Obesity and the Food System working group for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, program director at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and senior research associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.

Webinar topics will include:

We hope that you can join us!


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