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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.

May 5, 2020

This is the second episode in our special American Health Podcast series, featuring experts talking about the impact of the novel coronavirus in the United States as seen through the lens of the Initiative’s five focus areas.

Today we’re talking about the crisis is affecting young people, and how one outreach...


Apr 9, 2020

This special American Health Podcast series will feature experts talking about the impact of the novel coronavirus in the United States, as seen through the lens of the Initiative’s five focus areas.

In this episode, we’re talking about how rates of gun violence could be impacted by the difficult circumstances...


Mar 11, 2020

Since taking office, the Trump Administration has rolled back or removed a number of federal environmental regulations. This episode of the American Health Podcast is dedicated to proposed changes to the landmark National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires environmental reviews of major infrastructure...


Jan 27, 2020

Almost every gun involved in a crime was first purchased legally. How do guns move from legal to illegal markets, and into the hands of people who shouldn’t have them? A recent episode of a podcast called In Sickness and In Health* tackles that question. We’re rebroadcasting that episode on this installment of the...


Dec 18, 2019

Adolescence is a time of profound change; it is a period in which young people explore their identities, form new relationships, and lay the groundwork for their future health and wellbeing. These changes can be exciting but can also present great challenges, as adolescents can find themselves overlooked in terms of...