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Sixth Annual Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health

Save the Date: April 3, 2017

The Social Determinants of Health Symposium is an annual, day-long event that brings together national experts, local community leaders, city residents, and faculty and students from Baltimore colleges and universities to examine a pressing topic related to the root causes of health.

Community Planning Meetings:

  • September 27, 2016, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Meeting notes available here.
  • October 18, 2016, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. RSVP here.
  • November 15, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. RSVP here.


The Social Determinants of Health Symposium was established in 2012 by the Johns Hopkins Office of the Provost to examine the root causes of health inequalities in Baltimore and to identify evidence-based strategies that have been effective locally and nationally.

Our objectives in hosting this annual event:

  • To create a learning opportunity that will bring together Hopkins faculty, administrators, students, engaged community residents, service professionals and leaders to increase awareness and to collectively identify the central social and neighborhood factors that contribute to the inequalities of health seen in Baltimore.
  • To bring together experts (researchers and practitioners) from all relevant sectors to share evidence-based strategies that promote health equity at the community level.
  • To highlight innovative partnerships for research and service delivery that address the social determinants of health.
  • To identify priorities for Baltimore over the next few years to address the social determinants of health.
  • To strengthen existing relationships and foster new ones among and between Johns Hopkins and community partners that together reduce the health inequalities that characterize Baltimore and many American cities.

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