Engaging Communities, Improving Health

Serving as a Catalyst for Change

By supporting Johns Hopkins-community research

The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award  promotes and honors successful collaborations between local community groups and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students.

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Connecting Johns Hopkins and East Baltimore

By understanding the needs and cultures of both the university and community

UHI helped the community and Johns Hopkins Medicine create The Access Partnership, providing thousands of low-income and uninsured patients access to both primary and specialty care.

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Improving community health and well-being

By forging partnerships that lead to progress

Through the Small Grants Program, UHI supports programs that improve the health and well-being of Baltimore. Nearly 100 grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 have been awarded.

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Strengthening capacity in the community

By using the resources of Johns Hopkins to train community leaders

Several times each year, UHI offers capacity-building workshops in the community, on topics ranging from effective leadership to program evaluation.

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Expanding academic opportunities in urban development and health

By creating new programs that bring the classroom into the community

UHI worked to establish the Brown Scholars Program, which provides a stipend to graduate students interested in changing the future for low-income families in Baltimore.

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Serving as a regional and national model

By addressing national issues through a Baltimore lens

Together with the Office of the Provost, UHI presents the Social Determinants of Health Symposium, which addresses issues critical to Baltimore, such as racism, trauma and incarceration.

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Latest News

  • Follow-Up Discussion to Baltimore’...

    May 05, 2017

    During the 2017 Social Determinants of Health Symposium, 32 groups met throughout the day to discuss content from the panels and to formulate ways to move forward in Baltimore. In order to facilitate...

  • Annual Report

    May 05, 2017

    Our 2015-16 Annual Report is now available! The UHI has scaled up certain efforts and launched some important new initiatives, including the Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program and...

  • Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award...

    September 02, 2015

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  • UHI awards 15 small grants...

    September 02, 2015

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