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    Country: United States of America
    Organization: Johns Hopkins University

    The MPH concentration in Health in Crisis and Humanitarian Assistance focuses on health of populations in crisis, internationally and domestically. These include refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), populations affected by natural and human-made disasters, victims of human rights abuse, and trafficked women and children. The coursework will focus on why populations become vulnerable and the health issues they face. Emphasis will be on gaining expertise in methods to assess needs and provide assistance to displaced populations and other vulnerable groups. Students will have the opportunity to select a focus in one of two tracks: Humanitarian Assistance (HA) or Health and Human Rights (HHR).

    COMPETENCIES GAINED

    • Identify, protect and advocate for vulnerable groups
    • Develop appropriate public health care responses for refugees and displaced persons
    • Measure health and demographic indicators in crisis settings
    • Plan food, water, and sanitation programs for displaced populations
    • Implement and monitor humanitarian assistance programs

    For more information about the Concentration in Humanitarian Assistance/Health and Human Rights and to see a list of course offerings, please click here


    How to register:

    For further information, please visit: http://www.jhsph.edu/academics/degree-programs/master-of-public-health/prospective-students/index.html


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    Country: United States of America
    Organization: Johns Hopkins University

    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

    This certificate program focuses on humanitarian assistance in the international health context. The program is a major educational activity of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response. The Center receives technical assistance from the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Pan American Health Organization, the UN High Commission for Refugees, and various humanitarian agencies and organizations. Graduates will be able to:

    1. Assess an emergency situation to identify immediate and longer-term assistance needs and additional resources required.
    2. Identify specific health (including psychosocial and mental health) needs of populations affected; plan and implement activities to meet these needs, and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of assistance provided.
    3. Understand the principles of organization and administration of relief services in collaboration and cooperation with local and international non-governmental organizations, host governments, military forces and United Nations agencies.
    4. Use epidemiologic skills to collect, analyze, and use information about natural and man-made disasters.
    5. Plan and implement disaster preparedness, response and mitigation activities.
    6. Identify disease outbreaks and to know how to contain them in a timely manner.
    7. Know the public health consequences of natural disasters and their management.
    8. Outline the basic requirements for a food and nutrition program for a disaster-affected population.
    9. Use the basic principles of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and human rights principles to understand the protection needs of displaced populations and to identify and document abuses.
    10. Have a basic understanding of the political environment and use this to explain the various forces that affect population displacement.

    ELIGIBILITY

    The certificate is open to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in a degree program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health who may be working to improve the health of displaced populations in the future. MPH students who have a major career interest in humanitarian emergencies and human rights are encouraged to pursue the MPH Health in Crisis concentration. The concentration is more extensive and includes a seminar and regular discussion opportunities.

    ADMISSIONS PROCESS

    Applicants should review the How to Apply page for information about eligibility and special instructions. The certificate program's review committee will review the applications and notify each applicant of their admissions decision.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

    The certificate requires a minimum of 18 credits. All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade and a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in all certificate courses is required. The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student; however, the certificate must be completed within three years.

    The student must submit a Notification of Completion after completing all of the certificate requirements. The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted and verified by the certificate program and processed by the Registrar. In addition, students completing the certificate must submit this form via e-mail to the certificate faculty sponsor.

    COURSE OF STUDY

    Students should check the course catalog to confirm when the course is offered. The term and time may change from what is listed in the table below and some courses are only offered every other year. Students should also check for pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Sponsoring Department
    International Health
    Faculty Sponsor
    NameGilbert Burnham
    Phone (410) 955-7934
    Emailgburnha1@jhmi.edu

    GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION

    At this time non-degree students enrolling in this certificate program are not eligible for federal aid. You may, however, pursue private education loans to assist you in meeting your program costs. Contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions.


    How to register:

    For further information, please visit: http://www.jhsph.edu/academics/certificate-programs/how-to-apply/


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    Country: United States of America
    Organization: Johns Hopkins University
    Registration deadline: 04 Dec 2015
    Starting date: 04 Jan 2016
    Ending date: 15 Jan 2016

    H.E.L.P. 2016 is a two-week course focused on the health needs of refugees, internally displaced persons, and those affected by disasters and conflict for medical and public health professionals working in the international humanitarian field.

    Course Location: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    615 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    Course Dates: Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 15, 2016; 9am-5pm

    Course fees: $2,000 (non-credit option*)

    $5,100 (for students seeking academic credit)

    The Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course is offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in joint collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.For more than 20 years, the HELP course has offered humanitarian workers an intensive training experience in public health principles and disaster epidemiology. The course was founded based on the need for humanitarian workers to acquire a holistic understanding of the needs of refugees, internally displaced persons, and others affected by natural disasters and conflict in order more effectively manage health crises in emergency settings.

    The Goal of HELP is to create an understanding the of the public health needs of populations in disaster and conflict situations. This includes the background, underlying causes, and the dynamics that cause populations to be vulnerable in emergencies. Topics covered during the course include disaster management, food security and nutrition, environmental health, health and surveillance systems, humanitarian ethics, human rights and human security, conflict origins, and security for aid workers.

    HELP includes on-site lectures with the sector’s leading practitioners and academics. Through in-class assignments and group exercises, students gain important skills necessary for humanitarian response, including skills in epidemiological methods and management of health emergencies.

    The HELP course is typically offered twice per year, over two weeks in January and three weeks in July. The course is held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland where instruction takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for the duration of the course.

    All healthcare and public health professionals working in large-scale health emergencies and humanitarian assistance should consider attending the course.

    Previous participants have come from a variety of civil society, governmental, and private organizations and include nurses, physicians, public health professionals and humanitarian aid workers focused on health in humanitarian emergencies.

    Contact the HELP Course Coordination Team if you have any questions not covered on the website. For more information, visit the Facebook page.


    How to register:

    Application: www.jhsph.edu/refugee/education_training/help

    Contact: helpcour@jhsph.edu

    More Information: www.facebook.com/JHSPHHELP

    Admissions: Rolling until course capacity is reached, so early application is encouraged. The final school registration deadline is noon EST on December 4, 2015, after which there is an extra $100 late fee to register (pending course capacity).


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    Country: United States of America
    Organization: Johns Hopkins University

    January 3 - 13, 2017

    The Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course is offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in joint collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. For more than 20 years, the HELP course has offered humanitarian workers an intensive training experience in public health principles and disaster epidemiology. The course was founded based on the need for humanitarian workers to acquire a holistic understanding of the needs of refugees, internally displaced persons, and others affected by natural disasters and conflict in order more effectively manage health crises in emergency settings.

    The Goal of HELP is to create an understanding the of the public health needs of populations in disaster and conflict situations. This includes the background, underlying causes, and the dynamics that cause populations to be vulnerable in emergencies. Topics covered during the course include disaster management, food security and nutrition, environmental health, health and surveillance systems, humanitarian ethics, human rights and human security, conflict origins, and security for aid workers.

    HELP includes on-site lectures with the sector’s leading practitioners and academics. Through in-class assignments and group exercises, students gain important skills necessary for humanitarian response, including skills in epidemiological methods and management of health emergencies.

    The HELP course is typically offered twice per year, over two weeks in January and three weeks in July. The course is held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland where instruction takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for the duration of the course.

    All healthcare and public health professionals working in large-scale health emergencies and humanitarian assistance should consider attending the course.

    Previous participants have come from a variety of civil society, governmental, and private organizations and include nurses, physicians, public health professionals and humanitarian aid workers focused on health in humanitarian emergencies.


    How to register:

    Winter Institute: January 3 – 13, 2017

    Registration and Application Information

    If you are a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or School of Nursing degree seeking student, please register through ISIS as you normally would for a regular term. If you are not a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or School of Nursing degree seeking student, please complete an application and email it with your CV to the HELP Course Coordination Team. The application can be accessed here.

    Your CV and application must be received by the applicable deadline in order to guarantee your place in the course. Applications will be received until all available seats have been filled. Students who apply after this time will be placed on a waiting list.

    http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-refugee-and-disaster-response/education_training/HELP/application.html


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    Country: United States of America
    Organization: Johns Hopkins University
    Registration deadline: 09 Jun 2017
    Starting date: 10 Jul 2017
    Ending date: 28 Jul 2017

    The Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course is offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in joint collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. For more than 20 years, the HELP course has offered humanitarian workers an intensive training experience in public health principles and disaster epidemiology. The course was founded based on the need for humanitarian workers to acquire a holistic understanding of the needs of refugees, internally displaced persons, and others affected by natural disasters and conflict in order more effectively manage health crises in emergency settings.

    The Goal of HELP is to create an understanding the of the public health needs of populations in disaster and conflict situations. This includes the background, underlying causes, and the dynamics that cause populations to be vulnerable in emergencies. Topics covered during the course include disaster management, food security and nutrition, environmental health, health and surveillance systems, humanitarian ethics, human rights and human security, conflict origins, and security for aid workers.

    HELP includes on-site lectures with the sector’s leading practitioners and academics. Through in-class assignments and group exercises, students gain important skills necessary for humanitarian response, including skills in epidemiological methods and management of health emergencies.

    The HELP course is typically offered twice per year, over two weeks in January and three weeks in July. The course is held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland where instruction takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for the duration of the course.

    All healthcare and public health professionals working in large-scale health emergencies and humanitarian assistance should consider attending the course.

    Previous participants have come from a variety of civil society, governmental, and private organizations and include nurses, physicians, public health professionals and humanitarian aid workers focused on health in humanitarian emergencies.


    How to register:

    Registration via our application here. For any further question, please contact: JHSPH.helpcour@jhu.edu


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    Country: United States of America
    Organization: Johns Hopkins University

    The MPH concentration in Health in Crisis and Humanitarian Assistance focuses on health of populations in crisis, internationally and domestically. These include refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), populations affected by natural and human-made disasters, victims of human rights abuse, and trafficked women and children. The coursework will focus on why populations become vulnerable and the health issues they face. Emphasis will be on gaining expertise in methods to assess needs and provide assistance to displaced populations and other vulnerable groups. Students will have the opportunity to select a focus in one of two tracks: Humanitarian Assistance (HA) or Health and Human Rights (HHR).

    COMPETENCIES GAINED

    • Identify, protect and advocate for vulnerable groups
    • Develop appropriate public health care responses for refugees and displaced persons
    • Measure health and demographic indicators in crisis settings
    • Plan food, water, and sanitation programs for displaced populations
    • Implement and monitor humanitarian assistance programs

    For more information about the Concentration in Humanitarian Assistance/Health and Human Rights and to see a list of course offerings, please click here


    How to register:

    For further information, please visit: http://www.jhsph.edu/academics/degree-programs/master-of-public-health/prospective-students/index.html


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    Country: United States of America
    Organization: Johns Hopkins University

    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

    This certificate program focuses on humanitarian assistance in the international health context. The program is a major educational activity of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response. The Center receives technical assistance from the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Pan American Health Organization, the UN High Commission for Refugees, and various humanitarian agencies and organizations. Graduates will be able to:

    1. Assess an emergency situation to identify immediate and longer-term assistance needs and additional resources required.
    2. Identify specific health (including psychosocial and mental health) needs of populations affected; plan and implement activities to meet these needs, and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of assistance provided.
    3. Understand the principles of organization and administration of relief services in collaboration and cooperation with local and international non-governmental organizations, host governments, military forces and United Nations agencies.
    4. Use epidemiologic skills to collect, analyze, and use information about natural and man-made disasters.
    5. Plan and implement disaster preparedness, response and mitigation activities.
    6. Identify disease outbreaks and to know how to contain them in a timely manner.
    7. Know the public health consequences of natural disasters and their management.
    8. Outline the basic requirements for a food and nutrition program for a disaster-affected population.
    9. Use the basic principles of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and human rights principles to understand the protection needs of displaced populations and to identify and document abuses.
    10. Have a basic understanding of the political environment and use this to explain the various forces that affect population displacement.

    ELIGIBILITY

    The certificate is open to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in a degree program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health who may be working to improve the health of displaced populations in the future. MPH students who have a major career interest in humanitarian emergencies and human rights are encouraged to pursue the MPH Health in Crisis concentration. The concentration is more extensive and includes a seminar and regular discussion opportunities.

    ADMISSIONS PROCESS

    Applicants should review the How to Apply page for information about eligibility and special instructions. The certificate program's review committee will review the applications and notify each applicant of their admissions decision.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

    The certificate requires a minimum of 18 credits. All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade and a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in all certificate courses is required. The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student; however, the certificate must be completed within three years.

    The student must submit a Notification of Completion after completing all of the certificate requirements. The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted and verified by the certificate program and processed by the Registrar. In addition, students completing the certificate must submit this form via e-mail to the certificate faculty sponsor.

    COURSE OF STUDY

    Students should check the course catalog to confirm when the course is offered. The term and time may change from what is listed in the table below and some courses are only offered every other year. Students should also check for pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Sponsoring Department
    International Health
    Faculty Sponsor
    NameGilbert Burnham
    Phone (410) 955-7934
    Emailgburnha1@jhmi.edu

    GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION

    At this time non-degree students enrolling in this certificate program are not eligible for federal aid. You may, however, pursue private education loans to assist you in meeting your program costs. Contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions.


    How to register:

    For further information, please visit: http://www.jhsph.edu/academics/certificate-programs/how-to-apply/


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    Country: United States of America
    Organization: Johns Hopkins University

    January 3 - 13, 2017

    The Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course is offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in joint collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. For more than 20 years, the HELP course has offered humanitarian workers an intensive training experience in public health principles and disaster epidemiology. The course was founded based on the need for humanitarian workers to acquire a holistic understanding of the needs of refugees, internally displaced persons, and others affected by natural disasters and conflict in order more effectively manage health crises in emergency settings.

    The Goal of HELP is to create an understanding the of the public health needs of populations in disaster and conflict situations. This includes the background, underlying causes, and the dynamics that cause populations to be vulnerable in emergencies. Topics covered during the course include disaster management, food security and nutrition, environmental health, health and surveillance systems, humanitarian ethics, human rights and human security, conflict origins, and security for aid workers.

    HELP includes on-site lectures with the sector’s leading practitioners and academics. Through in-class assignments and group exercises, students gain important skills necessary for humanitarian response, including skills in epidemiological methods and management of health emergencies.

    The HELP course is typically offered twice per year, over two weeks in January and three weeks in July. The course is held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland where instruction takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for the duration of the course.

    All healthcare and public health professionals working in large-scale health emergencies and humanitarian assistance should consider attending the course.

    Previous participants have come from a variety of civil society, governmental, and private organizations and include nurses, physicians, public health professionals and humanitarian aid workers focused on health in humanitarian emergencies.


    How to register:

    Winter Institute: January 3 – 13, 2017

    Registration and Application Information

    If you are a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or School of Nursing degree seeking student, please register through ISIS as you normally would for a regular term. If you are not a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or School of Nursing degree seeking student, please complete an application and email it with your CV to the HELP Course Coordination Team. The application can be accessed here.

    Your CV and application must be received by the applicable deadline in order to guarantee your place in the course. Applications will be received until all available seats have been filled. Students who apply after this time will be placed on a waiting list.

    http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-refugee-and-disaster-response/education_training/HELP/application.html


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    Country: United States of America
    Organization: Johns Hopkins University
    Registration deadline: 01 Dec 2017
    Starting date: 02 Jan 2018
    Ending date: 12 Jan 2018

    The Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course is offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in joint collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. For more than 20 years, the HELP course has offered humanitarian workers an intensive training experience in public health principles and disaster epidemiology. The course was founded based on the need for humanitarian workers to acquire a holistic understanding of the needs of refugees, internally displaced persons, and others affected by natural disasters and conflict in order more effectively manage health crises in emergency settings.

    The Goal of HELP is to create an understanding the of the public health needs of populations in disaster and conflict situations. This includes the background, underlying causes, and the dynamics that cause populations to be vulnerable in emergencies. Topics covered during the course include disaster management, food security and nutrition, environmental health, health and surveillance systems, humanitarian ethics, human rights and human security, conflict origins, and security for aid workers.

    HELP includes on-site lectures with the sector’s leading practitioners and academics. Through in-class assignments and group exercises, students gain important skills necessary for humanitarian response, including skills in epidemiological methods and management of health emergencies.

    The HELP course is typically offered twice per year, over two weeks in January and three weeks in July. The course is held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland where instruction takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for the duration of the course.

    All healthcare and public health professionals working in large-scale health emergencies and humanitarian assistance should consider attending the course.

    Previous participants have come from a variety of civil society, governmental, and private organizations and include nurses, physicians, public health professionals and humanitarian aid workers focused on health in humanitarian emergencies.


    How to register:

    Registration via our application here. For any further question, please contact: JHSPH.helpcour@jhu.edu