Health Impact Project Director to Speak at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

BALTIMORE, MD - On December 7, Dr. Aaron Wernham will discuss health impact assessments as a tool to create healthier communities and address the root causes of public health problems as part of a lecture series at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Health impact assessments give public health officials the tools and data needed to inform projects and work in partnership with policymakers across sectors to prevent increased burdens on the health system. Dr. Wernham will provide an introduction to the field of health impact assessment and examples of how it has been used successfully in the U.S. He also will discuss the work of the Health Impact Project, which has an open call for proposals to fund health impact assessment demonstration projects.

WHO: Aaron Wernham, MD, MS, Director, Health Impact Project

Stephanie B. Coursey Bailey, MD, MS, Chief, Office of Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Frances B. Phillips, RN, MHA, Deputy Secretary for Public. Health Services, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

WHAT: Grand Rounds Lecture Series at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Inspiring and Training Future Public Health Leaders: "Tough Times Tough Decisions: Strategies for Putting Public Health First"

WHEN: Monday, December 7, 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST

WHERE: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Sheldon Hall, Room W1214

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