Michael Bloomberg Gives $300 Million to Johns Hopkins for Public-Health Effort

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Michael Bloomberg Gives $300 Million to Johns Hopkins for Public-Health Effort

Former New York City mayor’s donation to target opioid addiction, gun violence and other issues in U.S.
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his Manhattan Foundation office on September 14, 2016. PHOTO: BEN LOWY FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:05am

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Philanthropy & Engagement

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Originally posted on Wall Street Journal

By Ron Winslow

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $300 million to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore to finance an ambitious effort to target opioid addiction, gun violence and other issues that are shortening lives and disrupting communities across the U.S.

The gift, one of the largest among a recent flurry of major donations to academic research institutions, will endow student scholarships, faculty posts and public-health research, with a goal of improving America’s mediocre world ranking for life expectancy.

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