Helping people help themselves. It’s at the core of what we do at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.
All of our projects involve not just the communication work itself, but also building the skills and expertise of local health communication professionals in countries across the globe so they can do cutting-edge communication work, too. We give them the tools they need to inspire healthy behaviors in their own communities.
We believe that formal training, combined with hands-on opportunities to put learning into practice, provides the richest and most sustainable path to preparing the next generation of leaders to face the challenges ahead.
Our partners learn from us and we learn from them.
We offer short-term trainings and workshops as well as academic courses in health communication at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other universities. In Baltimore, we have trained thousands of health professionals from more than 35 countries at our yearly Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop. For 30 years, workshop alumni have been putting what they learn to work back home. Course participants include policy makers, administrators, health educators, program officers, journalists and donor agency staff.
Over the past decade or so, in keeping with CCP’s vision of sharing knowledge across the world, we have nurtured and spun-off more than a dozen country-based health communication non-governmental organizations. From Russia to India to South Africa, each of these groups is independent and works with CCP as well as with other partners and donors, extending the reach of CCP’s expertise and tools.
Together we keep learning and sharing and constantly growing, all in the name of inspiring healthy behavior worldwide.