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Adolescent Health Leadership Training Program

The Johns Hopkins Adolescent Health Leadership Training Program is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program. The aim of this program is to develop the next generation of leaders in the most innovative and effective interdisciplinary approaches to adolescent health promotion and disease prevention with a primary goal of reducing health disparities. Throughout our training, the focus will be on approaches that will reduce health disparities so the next generation of African-American and Latino youth will enter adulthood with health status on par with the majority of their peers.

Project Director

Hoover Adger Jr., M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.

Philosophy and Guiding Principles

  • Our role as clinical practitioners and leaders in adolescent health is to ensure that adolescents and young adults reach their full potential as adults while suffering the fewest harms and having the most positive experiences as they pass through this critical period of growth and development
  • Using an innovative case study curriculum as well as seminars and clinical practice experiences, the proposed program will train individuals from five core disciplines including medicine, social work, nutrition, psychology and nursing to integrate their skills through demonstrated leadership
  • The Johns Hopkins Disparities LEAH program will focus on a subset of morbidities that disproportionately affect youth of color
  • Our program will focus on strengthening and expanding the next generation of leaders in the fields of clinical and public adolescent health with special attention to the diversity of the work force

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