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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.

May 11, 2021

Katherine is the Director of the Office on Trafficking in Persons for the Administration for Children and Families at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this episode, you’ll learn about the public health response to human trafficking and hear how healthcare providers act as first responders for...

May 6, 2021

Marissa is a Food Systems & Policy Administrator with Jefferson County Public Health in Colorado. She is joined by Tyson Noeth, Executive Director of BGoldN. 

In this episode, Marissa and Tyson will discuss what it has been like addressing food insecurity in Jefferson County Colorado during the COVID-19 pandemic and...

May 4, 2021

Lorne is a Public Health Nurse with the Alaska Section of Public Health Nursing in Homer, Alaska. In this episode, you’ll learn about the importance of public health nursing in the rural parts of Alaska and the differences in public health between Alaska and the lower 48 states.

Learn more about Alaska Section of...