Our Mission

Through education, research, and practice, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative works to tackle critical, 21st century challenges to public health in the United States, aiming to improve health and save lives nationwide.

"By spreading smart public health strategies that save lives and bringing people together to try new approaches, we can make the same strides in the 21st century against health threats like air pollution, gun violence, and obesity that we did in the 20th century against infectious disease. There’s no institution better equipped to lead the charge than Johns Hopkins.”

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg LP, Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Three-term Mayor of New York City

WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases

Johns Hopkins, Class of 1964

Our Founding

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative is tackling five issues that deeply challenge the nation’s health: addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, risks to adolescent health, and violence. The Initiative also has set out to train a new generation of professionals committed to improving public health in America.
 
The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ donation honored the centennial of the School’s establishment as the United States’ first independent graduate school of public health.