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Accelerated Learning Institutes

Fall Institute in Health Policy and Management

About This Program

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, with the collaboration of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, are pleased to announce the 21st Annual Johns Hopkins Fall Institute in Health Policy and Management, offered in November 2024 in Barcelona, Spain.

The Institute provides a unique opportunity for public health students and professionals to take short-term, intensive educational courses and workshops in a variety of public health disciplines. It is jointly sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona (Barcelona Public Health Agency). With the collaboration of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, the Institute serves as a convenient venue for public health professionals to begin or enhance their education with a focus on key health-policy issues. Participants explore current innovations, tested approaches to management and leadership, and different strategies for effective policy implementation.

Program Highlights


A limited number of Fall Institute Scholarships will be available for 2024. The scholarship application is now open. The deadline to submit a scholarship request is July 31, 2024. 


Fall Institute courses are excellent opportunities for public health professionals to receive specialized information from experts in the field.


The Fall Institute provides an opportunity for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg students to begin their MPH program in Barcelona.


The Johns Hopkins University-Universitat Pompeu Fabra Public Policy Center leads international research in major areas of impact on the social well-being, quality of life, and health of population.

Institute Curriculum

Courses in the Fall Institute are taught by distinguished faculty whose research and practice contribute new knowledge on a wide range of public health, health and social policy and health care issues, and who work with public health and health care leaders at local, national and international levels.The Institute is a unique opportunity to learn with colleagues and others how to apply theory to real-world situations.The flexibility of the Institute’s curriculum allows participants to choose courses across a broad array of offerings, selecting courses that best meet individual educational and professional goals.

The Fall Institute provides the same academically rigorous courses offered during the traditional academic year at the Bloomberg School’s main campus in Baltimore, but compressed into a shorter period of time.To take full advantage of this learning opportunity, Fall Institute participants receive and read materials prior to the beginning of the course sessions, allowing for immediate and intensive in-class discussion and application of concepts to real-world examples.  

The Fall Institute also offers intensive workshops, delivered by members of the Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB) alongside consultant professors from the John Hopkins University. These workshops focus on current pressing issues in public health, offering professionals from the ASPB and invited institutions the opportunity to develop strategies and action plans for tackling these challenges.

All instruction is in English (except for specific workshops as noted); students choosing to take a course for Johns Hopkins academic credit must hold a bachelor’s degree.

Institute Collaborators

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has enjoyed a close working relationship with The Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona for many years. This relationship was strengthened with the establishment of the first Johns Hopkins Fall Institute in Health Policy and Management, sponsored by The Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona and the Bloomberg School, with the collaboration of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in 2003. With courses offered for one month each year, the Fall Institute has grown to attract public health professionals and students from around the globe to participate in the offerings given by faculty from the Johns Hopkins University and The Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona. 

  • As a leading international authority on public health, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives. Every day, the School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field, and educating tomorrow’s scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life. The School’s main campus is located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. A Public Policy Center, established in collaboration with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, is based in Barcelona and collaborates with the organization of the Institute.
  • The Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona is one of the leading research organizations and providers of public health services in Spain. With its outstanding cutting-edge research programs—always with a practical application—the Agència has established itself as a leader in public health practice in Europe.
  • The Fall Institute is offered in collaboration with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, one of the most prestigious European universities and well known throughout Europe for its Master of Public and Social Policy program and its Master of Public Health program.


Equal Opportunity

The Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status in any student program or activity administered by the University, or with regard to admission or employment.

Questions regarding Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 should be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity, Garland Hall 130, Telephone: +1-410-516-8075, (TTY): +1-410-516-6225.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

The Johns Hopkins University provides appropriate, necessary and reasonable accommodations to qualified students, faculty and staff who are disabled. Visit Disability Support Services for complete information.

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Institute Contact

Judith L. Holzer
Chief Administrator
Johns Hopkins
Department of Health Policy and Management
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pamela Davis
Institute Manager
Johns Hopkins
Department of Health Policy and Management
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Aeve Ribbons
Chief Administrative Coordinator
JHU-UPF Public Policy Center