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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Gender Equity Unit Launches “Gender Foundations in Health Data” on Coursera

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Exciting news from Data for Health! We’re thrilled to share the launch of the Gender Equity Unit’s first Coursera course, “Gender Foundations in Health Data.” In an ever-evolving landscape of global public health, it is imperative to recognize the profound impact of gender on health data, policy, and practice. Our course is designed to raise awareness of the essential need for a gender-sensitive approach in public health data management and analysis. “Gender Foundations in Health Data” will equip learners with practical skills and insights into integrating a gender perspective into data collection, analysis, and utilization.

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[ANNOUNCEMENT]: Gender Equity Unit Scholars call for clearer distinctions between sex and gender in health data in WHO Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Three scholars from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have called for clearer distinctions between sex and gender in health data in an article published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 1, 2023. “Effectively tracking progress on initiatives focused on gender equity requires clear differentiation between the terms sex and gender. Sex usually refers to a person’s biological characteristics, whereas gender refers to socially constructed roles and norms,” the WHO article states. “Their fundamental distinctions, however, have implications for the conduct of research and the design of interventions targeting sex- and gender-based health disparities.”

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Bloomberg School Researchers Receive Additional Support from Bloomberg Philanthropies to Expand Gender Equity Work

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

As part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ commitment to its Data for Health Initiative, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has received $3.6 million in renewed funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies to expand gender equity work.

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Gender Equity Unit Launches Website to Promote Gender Equity in Health Data

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new website from the Data for Health Initiative’s Gender Equity Unit connects global health communities with free resources to incorporate gender equity in health data.

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[PRESS RELEASE] DELTA Initiative Announces 2022 Recipients

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Tahilin Sanchez Karver, assistant scientist, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Gender Equity Unit, received a Delta grant for, “Leveling the Playing Field: Development and Evaluation of an Open Access, Online Course on Gender Equity in Health Data”.

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[PRESS RELEASE] The Data for Health Initiative at Johns Hopkins Receives New Funds from Bloomberg Philanthropies to Create a Gender Equity Unit and Leadership Training Program

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Bloomberg Philanthropies granted researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health an award to expand their current scope of work within the Data for Health (D4H) Initiative.

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[CONFERENCE] Promoting Positive Community Health through Gender Equitable Health Data

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

This presentation by Dr. Michelle Kaufman and Kate Wright summarizes the activities of the Gender Equity Unit, provides case studies of capacity building to improve gender data gaps, and briefly summarize research studies with countries wanting to ensure their health data is moving towards integrating gender equity.

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