Recently, Michael Bloomberg provided a $300 million gift to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health to create the Bloomberg “American Health Initiative” with the initial goal of providing funding 15 MPH students working in organizations in ways that can help solve the problems that are the focus of the initiative, which include addiction and overdose, risks to adolescent health, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, and violence. An additional criteria for the MPH candidates is that they are ideally embedded in a partner organization or after completion of the MPH will put their new skills to use for a year with a partner organization working to improve health in communities across America.
The Center for American Indian Health is in the process of gathering a list of American Indian MPH candidates who are embedded in promising “partner” organizations to submit to the School by October 3, 2016. If you know of any potential American Indian candidates that might be interested in this opportunity and is ready to apply for the MPH program (applications for the first cohort are due December 1, 2016) the Center greatly appreciates if you can forward them this announcement and/or send their contact information.
The Center is very excited about the goal to gather a strong, diverse cohort of trainees dedicated to the focal areas of the initiative in the first phase and hope several American Indian scholars will be included.