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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.

Nov 15, 2018

Two years ago, in the face of grim news that life expectancy in the United States was declining, Bloomberg Philanthropies gave the school of public health a transformational gift to create the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. The goal was straightforward but daunting: use the tools of public health to address some...