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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


RESCHEDULED: An Evening With Nicholas Kristof

The 8th Annual Sandra J. Skolnik Lecture with Nicholas Kristof has been rescheduled from September 25 for October 30th, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 pm. At this time, a new registration link will be sent only to the existing registrants to confirm their participation in the event. We share your disappointment but assure you that the circumstances that led to this change – Mr. Kristof was invited on a sensitive foreign trip – were out of our control. Mr. Kristof extends his regrets for having to reschedule. 


Applications Open for Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program Fellows.
Deadline – Oct. 11

The Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program will cultivate and train neighborhood-level and community-based leaders to build with them the knowledge, skills, and mentorship to improve neighborhood health outcomes in East and West Baltimore. Watch the recording of the Facebook Live information session and learn more about the Program.


Apply for the UHI Small Grants Program
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 27.

Urban Health Institute is now accepting applications for projects developed in collaboratively between community partners and Johns Hopkins faculty and students which advance the health and well-being of the residents of Baltimore. Information sessions will be held on September 29 and October 12. Learn more.


Baltimore City 80% by 2018 Summit — September 27

Baltimore City Cancer, Health Equity Coalition, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, and others invite you to the Baltimore City 80% by 2018 Summit. Join us as we focus on the goal of screening 80% of residents for colorectal cancer by 2018. This summit will provide training on best practices to increase access to, demand for, and provider delivery of screening. Free event; registration is required by Sept. 22. Learn more.


2017 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture and Award—October 7

The winner of UHI's 2017 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award will be announced at the 2017 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on Saturday, Oct. 7. Register here to attend the lecture. Learn about the award.


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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