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Community, Global & Public Health

Community, Global & Public Health

Healing At The Speed Of Understanding

The world’s health is a puzzle, with the pieces often hidden in the fabric of a culture halfway across the globe … or on the next street corner.

For the Center for Community Innovation and Scholarship and Center for Global Initiatives at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, cultural sensitivity is more than a catchphrase, it is woven into our core values of excellence, respect, diversity, integrity and accountability. Our students are prepared to see beyond differences to the similarities where the next puzzle piece may reside. 

From the East Baltimore campus, students and faculty can immerse themselves locally to globally, with real-world opportunities and resources unparalleled in scope, quality, and innovation. From the streets of Baltimore to the rural farm communities of Maryland, across the globe, in large hospitals, community clinics, and international health organizations, our students and faculty are on the ground in interprofessional teams, improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

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At the School of Nursing, public health and global competencies are at the heart of curriculum development starting with our pre-licensure options to advanced degree specialties to professional offerings.

Academic Programs

Professional Programs

Travel Opportunities

  • Student Leadership Rotation Program
    Through the Student Leadership Rotation Program, students receive hands-on clinical experience in Singapore, China, the United Arab Emirates, Haiti, and other sites.
  • Transition Courses
    What better way to explore nursing than by exploring the globe? Students who enroll in these courses are able to learn onsite at various locations, including Haiti and St. Croix each semester. Read their stories

Student Organizations

  • Bienestar Baltimore
    Bienestar Baltimore is a tri-school organization (JHU Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health) that provides health outreach to the Latino community in East Baltimore in conjunction with the Hispanic Apolstolate, Provision, and Baltimore Medical Systems. Our projects include screening for Tuberculosis (TB), prenatal charlas, and teaching English as a second language classes.
  • International Volunteer Group
    The International Volunteer Group sponsors small grants for students to do volunteer or  research work abroad,  collaborates with the International Rescue Committee in Baltimore, and organizes a spring break trip with Guatemala Esperanza (headed by alumnus Ron Noecker) to volunteer in clinics on a variety of health-related projects.  Students who have connections with any organizations or communities abroad are encouraged to submit an informal proposal for endorsement from IVG. Read their stories
  • Nursing Students in Global Health
    This group facilitates and supports students in gaining knowledge and experience in international health, and serves as a resource center for opportunities available at Johns Hopkins and other organizations.
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Center for Global Initiatives

Center for Global Nursing

Using the collective knowledge, skills and experiences of nursing faculty and students and professional staff, the Center promotes innovation, capacity development and advocacy for the advancement of nursing education, research, practice and health policy worldwide.

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Research Projects

More Projects
  • Community Aging in Place Advanced Better Living for Elders
    CAPABLE Study

    With the number of older adults expected to double to 71 million by 2030, reducing the societal burden of age-related chronic disease is crucial. This client-centered home-based intervention aims to increase mobility, functionality, and capacity to "age in place" for low-income older adults.

  • Pigs for Peace
    Pigs for Peace

    A collaborative study designed to test the effectiveness of an innovative, DRC village-led microfinance program on sexual and gender based violence survivor's health, household economic stability, and reintegration to family and village.

  • Better Breast and Cervical Cancer Control for Korean-American Women
    Better Breast and Cervical Cancer Control for Korean-American Women

    Despite considerable progress made in U.S. cancer control during the past 20 years, certain ethnic minority groups continue to experience significant health disparities. Breast and cervical cancer screening rates for Korean-American women are far below the national goal, and below rates reported for other ethnic groups.

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From Local to Global

We are taking nursing across the globe and back again. Through research projects, student clinical sites, and international partnerships--global health is at our core. 

Meet Our Partners

Learn It--By Living It

East Baltimore Community Nursing Centers

Through a service-learning collaboration with the Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE) and various community-based organizations—students acquire invaluable practical experience providing health services to vulnerable and underserved populations throughout Baltimore including homeless and domestic violence shelters, HIV/AIDS clinics, grassroots community organizations, and children's programs.

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management & Sharing

As the first PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center concentrating specifically on nursing information and communication technologies we engage in a variety of national and international activities that respond to nursing information, communication and knowledge management needs. Most communications and discussions occur with nurses throughout the world through the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery.

International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing

A non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of quality doctoral nursing education globally. INDEN's objectives include fostering ongoing global networking and professional advancement; promoting curriculum development, enhancement, and program evaluation; and encouraging collaborative research, educational initiatives, and the dissemination of innovation in doctoral nursing education.

Violence—Consulting nationally and leading trainings on domestic violence prevention. Dr. Jackie Campbell, creator of the Danger Assessment, is serving on a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid panel examining the gap between clinical care and community services, sharing her more than 30 years of experience in women’s violence.

Women’s Health—Analyzing reproductive coercion, sexual risk behaviors, and mental health among women who have sex with men and women. From a public health context, Dr. Kamila Alexander is making recommendations for sexual history taking in health and community settings to give long-term understanding to relationship experiences.

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