Johns Hopkins University - Center for Communication Programs
The Center for Communication Programs (CCP) uses communication to save lives, improve health, and enhance well-being. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health — the oldest and highest ranked school of public health in the United States — established CCP in 1988 to focus attention on the central role communication plays in health behavior change. With a staff of approximately 450, CCP is active in more than 30 countries worldwide as well as in Baltimore.
Helping people make healthy choices has been the goal of CCP since its formal opening in 1988. But their history starts a decade before that, when, in 1979, Dr. Phyllis Piotrow brought the project that became the Population Information Program to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In 1982, she added the Population Communication Services project.
In 1988, in recognition of the crucial role of communication in public health, JHU established the Center for Communication Programs, better known around the world as CCP. Since that time, CCP’s powerful programming, teaching and research has literally touched billions of people. Today, CCP has over 60 projects that reach people in more than 30 countries and has yearly expenditures of over $100 million. Our major donors include the United States Agency for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, DFID, and more. CCP is now based within the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
They invite you to learn more about their work, staff and vision for the future of communication in public health.See more