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The American Health Podcast is created by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Initiative 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. Visit www.jhsph.edu/BAHI to learn more.

Jun 4, 2019

In this episode, we have a candid conversation with one of the nation’s most influential leaders in public health – Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of American Public Health Association (APHA).  We discuss the politics of current health issues and the special challenge of working for health equity in...


Mar 12, 2019

In this episode, we talk with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Health Commissioner Dr. Colleen Bridger about steps the city is taking to improve health.  We discuss how and why the city has embraced CityHealth, a national effort to advance evidence-based policies at the city level.