Welcome to the Alliance for a Healthier World


The Alliance for a Healthier World is a Johns Hopkins University signature initiative that integrates university-wide expertise and diverse perspectives to unlock groundbreaking knowledge addressing unresolved global health challenges.

It serves as an enterprising partnership and resource hub to stimulate and support innovation around health equity via multidisciplinary events, funding grants, mentorship and strategic communication that bring the Johns Hopkins community together.

Experts from medicine, nursing, public health, international relations, engineering, education, business, the social sciences, creative arts and bioethics work side by side with partners and disadvantaged communities around the world

Latest News, Updates & Events

Funding Opportunities

Our strategy to advance global health equity

How diverse disciplines contribute

Support resources for cross-sector teams

What is Health Equity?

Student Opportunities

Who is involved in the Alliance?




Our Story

Johns Hopkins University has deep history as an innovative global health leader  tackling health problems of disadvantaged populations. We have discovered, tested, and supported a wide range of interventions – low-cost, highly effective solutions such as vaccines, diagnostics, antibiotics, vitamins, family planning, safe deliveries, and safe water supplies.

We have also developed deep insights about the different dimensions of disadvantage in populations around the world, and on the social, political, economic, and physical and biological constraints and opportunities for good health.  

As valuable as these advances continue to be, today we face deeper, more complex, and more widespread problems whose solutions will require an intentional effort to bring together a wider range of disciplines in our work. Johns Hopkins University, like others working in global health, have been limited in our ability to solve the most complex and intractable social problems linked to health inequities.

To address this gap, we have launched a bold, innovative, cross disciplinary alliance to tackle the unresolved root causes limiting opportunity for healthier lives, particularly those in low to middle income countries.  Join us on this ambitious mission.




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Priority Research & Innovation Themes

1. Food & Nutrition Security

2. Healthy Environments

3. Gender Equity & Justice

4. Transformative Technologies & Institutions