The 2022 Bloomberg Americas Health Summit convenes government leaders and public health experts in Philadelphia to address the nation’s most pressing health challenges.

The summit will take place Dec. 6 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, and is hosted by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Among the speakers is Michael R. bloomberg. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky; New Mexico Governor Michael Logan Grisham; New York State Commissioner of Health, Dr.. Mary T. Bassett; Former mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutr

Media members are welcome to attend in person

Baltimore, Maryland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The fifth annual Bloomberg Health America Summit will be held on December 6, 2022 Bringing together practitioners, innovators, and policymakers from across the country working to address a number of National and global public health challenges are unfolding on an unprecedented scale. These include pressing issues The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the overdose epidemic, adolescent mental health, and gun violence. With this backdrop, the importance of local public health efforts has never been greater, and this year’s Summit will help leverage best practices from communities to the national level.

Across the country, communities are reeling from a toxic mix of health crises — including COVID-19, gun violence, drug overdoses, and an obesity epidemic — that continue to shorten life expectancy and reduce quality of life for millions of Americans. ” Michael R. Blumberg said. “The good news is we can make progress on all of these challenges if public health leaders have a seat in Table. The Bloomberg Americas Health Summit brings together innovative policymakers, researchers, and government officials to share approaches on how to address these challenges.”

event will It will be held in person, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. Public Health: On Site examines the importance of local public health efforts in shaping national policies and solutions. It is hosted by Bloomberg American Health Initiative, It was created in 2016 by a $300 million gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the world’s leading school for public health. The initiative was developed to address five core issues severely challenging the nation’s health: addiction and overdoses; adolescent health; environmental challenges; Obesity and diet. And violence. The initiative’s work builds on a dynamic nationwide network committed to harnessing data and developing new approaches to public health that ensure a healthier future for all Americans.

Through a series of onstage talks, the event will highlight successful local efforts, explore implications for national policy, and explore opportunities to further improve equality and access to quality healthcare.

Select amplifiers include:

  • Dr. Chiara Alvarez, Bloomberg American Health Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Dr. Mary T. Bassett, New York State Commissioner of Health
  • Dr. Cheryl Petegol, MPH, Commissioner of Health, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Michael R. Blumberg, Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg LP, 108th Mayor of New York City and WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries
  • Dr. Robert D. Pollard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Pollard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University
  • Dr. chinazo cunningham, MS Commissioner, New York State Office of Addiction Services and Support
  • Ronald J. daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University
  • Lisa Heinzerling Judge William J. Brennan Jr., Professor of Law at Georgetown University
  • Michelle Logan Grisham, Governor of New Mexico
  • Dr. Elaine J. mackenzie, ScM, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Michael Nutter, Former mayor of Philadelphia
  • Dr. Josh M. Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative
  • Michelle Spencer, Co-Director, Bloomberg American Health Initiative
  • Dr.. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Painting themes include:

  • Gun Violence Reduction, Policy and Prevention
  • Investing in youth opportunities
  • The relationship between food policy, equity and health
  • US Supreme Court and Public Health
  • Addiction and overdose: raising the bar for care, justice, and equity
  • The pursuit of environmental justice

This year’s Summit will also see the public health interventions happening in Philadelphia and other communities as prime examples of the power that community public health initiatives can have at the local and national levels.

The summit will feature the work of the Bloomberg Fellows, who now number 269 and come from 41 states, Washington, D.C. and 1 territory. Every day this growing network of scientists, educators, and practitioners shows the value of using public health tools to help shape healthier communities across the country. The Bloomberg Fellows Program is a leading initiative that provides world-class public health training to individuals in organizations that address critical challenges facing the United States. Fellows receive a full scholarship to earn an MPH or DrPH degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

“This summit aims to recharge the public health batteries,” Dr. Josh Scharfstein, director of the American Health Initiative, told Bloomberg. “The inspiration and connections in Philadelphia will make a difference across the country.”

Press recording:

For press interested in attending, please contact Stacy Montejo, SMontejo@powelltate.com To register for credentials by Monday, December 5th.

About the Bloomberg American Health Initiative:
The Bloomberg American Health Initiative was developed to address five core issues critically challenging the nation’s health: addiction and overdose. adolescent health; environmental challenges; Obesity and diet. And violence. The initiative’s work with faculty, fellows, and collaborating organizations is building a dynamic nationwide network committed to harnessing data and developing new approaches to public health that ensure a healthier future for all Americans. Learn more here: Bloomberg American Health Initiative.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies:
Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in 941 cities and 173 countries around the world to ensure better and longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas to create lasting change: the arts, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health. Bloomberg Philanthropies includes all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s donations, including his foundation, his company, and his personal philanthropy as well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono advisory firm operating in cities around the world. In 2021, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $1.66 billion. For more information, please visit bloomberg.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube Twitterand LinkedIn.

Media communication:
Geena Davis, Bloomberg American Health Initiative, +1 443-789-0620 or gdavis71@jhu.edu
Stacy Montijo, Powell Tate, +1202-585-2025 OR SMontejo@powelltate.com

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