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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.

Feb 25, 2021

The coronavirus outbreak and racial injustices have produced significant interruptions in the lives of adolescents Across the United States – the impact of which is still to be understood in the future. Adolescents in economically disadvantaged communities are particularly vulnerable, with many experiencing challenges...


Jan 26, 2021

This American Health episode is a rebroadcast of Public Health on Call, a podcast produced by the Bloomberg School of Public Health that offers science and evidence-based insights to help understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

This episode — originally broadcast on January 7,...


Dec 23, 2020

Many of the states most vulnerable to climate change are also the least ready to cope with it. This is the headline from a new report, Climate Change & Health: Assessing State Preparedness, by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Trust for America’s Health.

The report assessed all 50...


Oct 30, 2020

According to the CDC, in the United States, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Every October, the country observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month to bring attention to the issue and unite those who are working across the country to...


Oct 6, 2020

This year, the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and far too many others has brought into painful relief the endemic police violence and brutality against Black and Brown people in the United States. As the nation tries to chart a course forward, there have been many calls to rethink, reimagine, and defund...