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Practice work takes place every day within our School, across Baltimore, and around the world. 

Combining our education with applied practice offers meaningful experiences for our students and faculty, and tangible benefits for the organizations we partner with.

These collaborations take our knowledge into the field to advance public health practice and improve the health of our communities.

Our efforts generally focus on providing:

  • Education and Professional Development
  • Resources and Capacity Building
  • Partnerships and Consultations

We work with a wide range of partners who share our vision of a healthier and more equitable world, from community members in Baltimore to public health organizations and global leaders, to those within and outside the traditional boundaries of the public health field. 

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Advancing and Supporting Public Health Workforce Mental Health and Wellbeing

Ensuring and maintaining adequate public health workforce capacity in face of burnout, exodus from the field, and pushback against governmental public health requires prioritization of workplace culture and worker mental health and wellbeing. We are partnering with local, state, and national public health agencies and associations to provide resources to help integrate employee mental health, support, and well-being as a fundamental component of public health infrastructure. This work aligns with ongoing efforts at the Bloomberg School of Public Health to emphasize worker mental health and wellbeing.


Building Program, Policy, and Advocacy Skills & Experience

Partnerships with legislators through the Maryland General Assembly and agencies and associations such as the Maryland Departments of Health and Aging and the Maryland Association of County Health Officers through our Health Policy Institute and PHASE Internship programs enable us to provide students with hands-on opportunities to gain invaluable applied program, policy, and advocacy experience and apply skills and knowledge to improve the health of Maryland residents. 

2023 PHASE Interns

Centers and Institutes

Faculty work within our 80+ centers and institutes to apply their research and recommendations in the field. Some examples include the Center for Health Security's work to guide the global COVID-19 response, the Center for Indigenous Health's efforts to advance health and health equity in Native American communities, the Center for Global Health's initiatives to coordinate and focus efforts across Johns Hopkins University to address worldwide health threats, and the Center for Health Equity's efforts to eliminate health and health care disparities.

Practice Highlight

The Bloomberg Fellows Program

The Bloomberg Fellows Program, within the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, is a groundbreaking initiative that provides world-class public health training to individuals engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the U.S. Fellows receive a full scholarship to earn an MPH or DrPH degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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