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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


Turnaround Tuesday Receives Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award

The winner of the 2017 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award was announced on Saturday, Oct. 7. Turnaround Tuesday is a movement of Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD). Staff members and volunteers meet every Tuesday morning to help unemployed and returning citizens re-enter the workforce. By partnering with a variety of institutions in Baltimore, including Johns Hopkins University, they have helped over 350 people gain employment. Read more.


Planning Meetings for the 2018 Social Determinants of Health Symposium—
Oct. 19 and Nov. 16

Each year, we begin our planning by engaging the community in a discussion about possible themes, topics, and speakers. Anyone who would like to help frame the discussion for the 2018 Symposium is invited to attend this first planning meeting. Please bring a friend or colleague along with you; we want this event to reflect as many perspectives and voices as possible. RSVP here


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. An information session will be held on October 12. Learn more.


NEW REGISTRATION OPEN: An Evening With Nicholas Kristof – Oct. 30

Register to attend the rescheduled 8th Annual Sandra J. Skolnik Lecture On Early Childhood Education and Advocacy to spend an evening with Nicholas Kristoff, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, who has written extensively about the crucial need for early childhood education and its economic impact on communities, bipartisan approaches to supporting children, pre-K, and poverty. If you had already registered for the original date, re-registration is required. Event is open to the public, seating is limited. Learn more.


Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality – Nov. 9

A panel of experts, including authors Ajay Chaudry, PhD, and Taryn Morrissey, PhD, will discuss the new book, "Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality, "which offers an evidence-based strategy diagnosing the obstacles to accessible early education and charts a path towards opportunity for all children. Register here.


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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