The IDEA Initiative serves as a thematic lead for the Transformative Technologies and Institutions (TTI) arm of the Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World, and comprise the Strategic Policy Program of ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance. The IDEA Initiative also works with countless organizations and networks within Johns Hopkins University and around the world to achieve their goals.
Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World (TTI)
The Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World is a University-wide signature initiative that integrates expertise and diverse perspectives from across schools and disciplines to unlock groundbreaking knowledge addressing unresolved global health challenges. The Alliance stimulates and supports innovation around healthy equity via multidisciplinary events, funding grants, mentorship, and strategic communication that bring the Hopkins community together.
ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance
The Strategic Policy Program of ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance is based out of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Created in 2005, ReAct is based on five continents and is one of the first international independent networks to articulate the complex nature of antibiotic resistance and its drivers. ReAct was initiated with the goal to be a global catalyst, advocating and stimulating for global engagement on antibiotic resistance by collaborating with a broad range of organizations, individuals, and stakeholders. The professionals working with ReAct have background ranging from global health, microbiology, and medicine to journalism and communications. Together ReAct takes global, regional, and local action on antibiotic resistance to improve universal health coverage, reduce global poverty, and support global development for all.
The ReAct Strategic Policy Program also currently serves as the Secretariat for the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition. Founded in 2014, the Antibiotic Research Coalition, or ARC, consists of civil society organizations and stakeholders from six continents working to advocate for policy change and action to prevent the post-antibiotic era from becoming a bleak reality. There are currently 27 members which share a commitment to the principles of the Antibiotic Resistance Declaration. ARC has played an active role in advancing efforts to address antimicrobial resistance and safeguarding the public’s interest in the policy process through joint position statements, strategy convenings of civil society, a monthly newsletter for policymakers, the WHO-NGO Dialogue and consultations and briefings with intergovernmental agencies
In addition to the initiatives above, the IDEA Initiative works closely with organizations and initiatives across Johns Hopkins University and around the world to host their various events and plan projects. Below are a few of the past partners, sponsors, and collaborators.