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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

Anna Deavere Smith to kick off “Hopkins in Baltimore” Series

Join the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute for the first event in the Hopkins in Baltimore series: a panel discussion about the school-to-prison pipeline with actress, playwright and social activist Anna Deavere Smith.  Smith, a Baltimore native, is widely known for her roles as National Security Advisor Dr. Nancy McNally in The West Wing and as hospital administrator Gloria Akalitus in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie. Panelists in the discussion will include local education and criminal justice experts. Learn more

UHI Senior Associate Director Wins Thurgood Marshall Award

The Baltimore City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will present UHI Senior Associate Director Philip Leaf with its 2016 Thurgood Marshall Award at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet on November 19. The Thurgood Marshall Award is the highest honor presented by the Baltimore City NAACP branch each year. It is awarded to “individuals who have made an extraordinary difference in our city,” according to Baltimore NAACP President Teresa Hill-Aston.

Briefs, Report Available on Child and Youth Mortality in Baltimore City

"The Health and Well-Being of Children, Youth and Families: Child and Youth Mortality" is now available, along with two briefs on "Trends in Child and Youth Mortality" and "Neighborhood Variation in Child and Youth Mortality Rates." The report summarizes findings of data collected in Baltimore City from 2008 through 2014. Read them here.

UHI Associate Director Presented “Beacon of Light” Award

Baltimore Teacher Network presented UHI Associate Director Eric Rice with the 2015 Beacon of Light award at a gala dinner on Oct. 22 at the National Aquarium. The award was established to recognize outstanding leadership in education. Rice, who also is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, received the award for his work “advocating for teacher voice, equality in education, and increased funding of our schools” in Baltimore. Other recipients of the 2015 award included Baltimore City Council Member Mary Pat Clarke, Maryland State Senator Catherine E. Pugh and former President and CEO of the NAACP, Benjamin Jealous. View a video about the award here.


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