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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 to learn more.

Jan 26, 2022

When children miss too much school it can negatively impact their health and set back their life potential. In Washington, D.C., pediatricians have partnered with public schools to get students back in the classroom. Andrea K. McDaniels, Director of Communications for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, talks with...

Jan 14, 2022

The pandemic in some ways put victims of intimate partner violence in more vulnerable positions as support services became out of reach and lost jobs, virtual work and other issues meant women were trapped at home with violent partners.

Black women found themselves dealing with these new obstacles as well as the racism...