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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

Apply Now for the 2016 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award
Nominations due by noon on Monday, July 25, 2016

The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute is seeking to recognize outstanding partnerships between local community-based organizations and Johns Hopkins faculty or staff through the 2016 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.

In our third panel, Racism, Racial Segregation, and Education, we are delighted to welcome keynote speaker, Richard Rothstein, a Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, who is a leading expert on education and has focused much of his work on narrowing the racial achievement gap. He was joined by David W. Andrews, President of National University, who focuses on higher education innovation through his transformative leadership, Lisa Williams, Director of Equity and Cultural Proficiency for Baltimore County Public Schools, and Verlando Brown, a first generation college student and a strong advocate for health and education. To watch - click here

In April, the Johns Hopkins Office of the Provost and UHI presented “Race, Racism and Baltimore’s Future: A Focus on Structural and Institutional Racism.” The second panel discussion focusing on Racism and Health is now available. Keynote Speaker, David R. Williams, a professor from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was joined by Thomas A. LaVeist, Department of Health Policy and Management Chair at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Cory Bradley, a PhD student in Health Behavior and Society department at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  To watch - click here


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