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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.

Voices of Baltimore: Adversity and Possibility – MPH Orientation

On July 18 the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute hosted an inspiring and thought-provoking panel discussion on "Voices of Baltimore: Adversity and Possibility" as a part of Masters of Public Health (MPH) Student Orientation.  Panelists included Eddie Conway, community activist and organizer, Rev. Debra Hickman, co-founder and CEO of Sisters Together and Reaching, Inc. (STAR), and Verlando Brown, Program Coordinator at the Urban Health Institute.  The discussion was moderated by Bob Blum, Director of the Urban Health Institute as panelists shared their personal stories, their work and passions, and informed students early in their time as MPH students about the opportunities with the UHI, STAR, and community and faith-based work.

#SDH2016 Videos: Closing Keynote Speaker 

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings provided the closing keynote for the event, and focused on race, racism and the future of Baltimore. To watch - click here

If you’ve missed any of the other recordings, click here to find all of the SDH2016 videos


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