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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 Programs, 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

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
  • Better questions better care mixed methods study to develop key gateway questions to identify symptom impact for people with advanced illnesses and improve health professional patient communication

    This project is sponsored by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and led by Dr. Patricia Davidson (School of Nursing) in Australia

  • 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.

  • Integrating gender-based violence into group antenatal care in Mali
    Better Breast and Cervical Cancer Control for Korean-American Women
    This project is sponsored by the University of Bamako in Mali and led by Dr. Sarah Murray (Bloomberg School of Public Health) and Dr. Nicole Warren (School of Nursing) 
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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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