Cardin to Speak at Hopkins on the Important Role of Science in Shaping Public Policy

Thursday, October 9 at 9:30 AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin will open a one-day forum on the future of public health advocacy at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. Senator Cardin will discuss the important role science and research often have in developing public policy. The forum’s primary purpose will be to explore this relationship and especially understand how public health research affects policy and what mechanisms yield engagement and impact.

“Public health advocates play a critical role in shaping national and global actions. Better public policy results when public health science, evidence and research are combined in advocacy efforts,” said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee.

WHAT:          JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health Forum on Public Health Advocacy

WHO :           U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

Dr. Michael J. Klag, Dean, JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health

Jose “Oying” Rimon II, Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, JHU Senior Scientist

JHU Faculty and Other Leading Public Health Practitioners

WHEN:          Thursday, October 9 at 9:30AM

WHERE:        JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 

HOW:            MEDIA should register with Barbara Benham at bbenham1@jhu.edu