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Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute

The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) is a collaboration and a vital connection with East Baltimore. The UHI is the starting point for forging true university and community partnerships in health care, education and community planning, with all partners working to change the trajectory for the children, youth and families of East Baltimore.

The UHI draws on the expertise of neighborhood residents, educators, philanthropic organizations, elected representatives and community leaders, in addition to the wealth of intellectual resources that Hopkins can offer.

UHI Events and Announcements


ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT! Apply Now for the 2017 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award.
Nominations due by 5 pm on Monday, July 31, 2017

The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute is seeking to recognize outstanding partnerships between Johns Hopkins faculty or staff and local community groups through the 2017 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award.  The award recognizes, supports and promotes exceptional programs developed by these partnerships.  A monetary gift of $15,000 will be given to the community partner in the collaboration. 
Learn more about the award and application requirements here.


Video available from the Youth Perspectives of Growing up in Baltimore

On July 17, 2017, the UHI hosted a conversation with Catania Nolan, Lonnie Royster, Rion Williams – students from the Positive Social Change Theater/Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts, – and program creator Koli Tengella, who shared their personal experiences of growing up in Baltimore. Watch here.


UHI is Hiring a Communications and Marketing Associate

UHI is seeking a staff member who can provide communications and marketing support for our programs. This individual will effectively communicate UHI's mission and activities to a broad audience of stakeholders interested in the health and well-being of Baltimore. Experience in community-based work, specifically in Baltimore, is a plus. Please apply online through the job posting found here. After submitting your application, please email the UHI with "Job Requisition #315006" in the subject line.


Youth Stoop Storytelling Workshop has been postponed to the fall

Although the June 3rd Youth Stoop Storytelling Workshop has been postponed to the fall, please sign up here to receive an email when a new date has been selected.  This workshop will provide Baltimore youth, ages 13-19, an opportunity to learn the art and craft of telling true life stories!


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