The mission of the Center for Safe and Healthy Schools is to empower schools, communities, and policymakers with knowledge and tools to make informed decisions, and equip them with resources and support, in fostering safe and healthy school environments.

CSHS harnesses the interdisciplinary strength of the Johns Hopkins academic community, bringing together top faculty from across our university system—in education, public health, engineering, arts and sciences, nursing, and medicine—to collectively apply their expertise around the evidence-based practices, programs, tools, and policies integral to safe and healthy school environments.

Our schools are at a critical inflection point. The Coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the inequities in access to educational opportunities that educators have understood for decades.

CSHS prioritizes creating resources based on research that demonstrates interventions that truly provide safe and healthy learning environments for teachers, staff, and students.

We are focused on taking bold steps to offer smart solutions to the complex, pressing issues facing our schools, nation, and world. CSHS builds on the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s focus on preparing tomorrow’s teachers, counselors, and leaders in school safety best practices, supporting their critical and dynamic roles as practitioners in schools, and advocating for them and their students.