News & Announcements Archive

The Health 202: These are the judges holding Obamacare’s future in their hands

California and other Democrat-led states are defending the Affordable Care Act, who fear its consumer protections and insurance expansions could be wiped out in a moment. They’ve stepped up to defend the law because President Trump’s Justice Department is refusing to do so — even though a decision overturning the law would create a logistical and […]

HPC Recognizes 2019 Discovery and Catalyst Award recipients

Discovery Awards Faculty Associates Michele Decker and Nancy Glass, along with other Johns Hopkins faculty receive a 2019 JHU Discovery Award for their proposal entitled “Collaborative for Gender Equity and Empowerment in Education and Labor Systems.” This interdisciplinary project utilizes expertise in Public Health, Nursing, and Business. Faculty Associate Roland Thorpe Jr. and other JHU […]

Reports of domestic violence rise in central Baltimore County

Violent crime rose by nearly 18 percent in the first five months of 2019 compared to the year before in the three central county precincts – Towson, Cockeysville and Parkville – according to police statistics. Nearly all can be attributed to domestic assaults, which spiked by 68 percent. Faculty Associate Michele Decker is quoted.

Study: milk industry influences doctors in Peru

A study suggests that multinational formula companies influence health professionals in on of the poorest districts of Lima, Peru through visits and unauthorized incentives in an open violation of a law prohibiting merchants from promoting artificial milk in health centers. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.

Infectious Diseases, Teen Pregnancy Biggest Threat to Child Health

Infectious diseases are still major causes of death for children under five in poorer Indian states, a study has said, advocating scaling up vaccine coverage, improving childbirth and neonatal care, especially in states where mortality rates remain high. Faculty Associate Li Liu is quoted. The study was led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School […]