Supporting Research and Projects with Impact

The Initiative supports projects with high impact that examine our five focus areas through the lens of our cross-cutting public health themes of equity, evidence, and policy. 

 

Detecting Fentanyl. Saving Lives.

Addiction & Overdose

Fentanyl is a lethally potent drug that is driving the rapid rise in overdose deaths. Researches at Johns Hopkins investigated three available technologies to provide people who use drugs with information that could save their lives.

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Rural Communities in Crisis

Addiction & Overdose

In Cabell County, West Virginia, researchers set out to help health officials determine the level of resources, services, and treatment they need to provide in order to save lives during the opioid epidemic.

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Extreme Risk Protection Orders: A Tool to Save Lives

Violence

ERPO laws help prevent gun deaths and protect communities. Their implementation is part of a national effort to reduce the daily loss of life due to firearm violence, including gun suicide.

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Open Case Studies

Evidence

The Open Case Studies project showcases the possibilities of what can be achieved when working with real-world data. These case studies will empower current and future data scientists to leverage real-world data to solve leading public health challenges. 

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Preventing Sexual Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations

Adolescent Health

A framework of best practices that youth serving organizations can adopt in their local settings to protect the children and teens in their care.

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Climate Change & Health: Assessing State Preparedness

Environmental Challenges

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and Trust for America’s Health examine how well-prepared states are to protect residents from the health impacts of climate change.

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Emergency Departments Can’t Ignore Addiction

Addiction & Overdose

In a new legal analysis, the Legal Action Center found that hospital emergency departments are legally responsible for providing effective care to people with substance use disorder.

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