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Our Work

The UHI's programs and activities support our mission to serve as a catalyst that brings together the resources of Johns Hopkins Institutions (JHI) with the city of Baltimore. 

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While the UHI’s primary area of impact includes the neighborhoods of East Baltimore, the reach of our work is never limited. Together with our community partners, the UHI explores ways that the research, teaching and clinical expertise of Johns Hopkins Institutions can benefit all residents of Baltimore.

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Collaboration Building

The UHI facilitates collaborations between JHI and the Baltimore community around research, community projects, program planning/implementation and evaluation. Through a diverse set of events and programs, the UHI has developed creative approaches for collaboration building to improve health outcomes.

Small Grants Program   |   Baltimore Researchers Colloquium   |   Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award   |   Community-Driven Research Day   |   Baltimore Researchers Dinner   |   Faith-Community-Hopkins Forums   |   President's Recognition Award   |   J-CHIP

Knowledge Sharing and Education

As an academic institution, the Johns Hopkins University seeks to advance the world’s store of knowledge, building on what we know and making new discoveries. But knowledge is meant to be shared, and without thoughtful application, it is empty. The UHI brings together the intellectual and social capital of the community and the University to benefit our city and our world.

Seminars and Symposia   |    Capacity-Building Workshops   |    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Urban Health   |   Johns Hopkins and Big Brothers Big Sisters   |    Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program   |    C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown Community Health Scholarship

Partnerships for Health

Our work at the UHI would be impossible without the inspiration, expertise, and hard work of our many collaborators and partners. They enlighten our proposals, guide our efforts and work shoulder to shoulder with us for the benefit of our East Baltimore community. As our joint efforts produce results, those benefits can be communicated to help urban communities elsewhere.

Community Education, Awareness, and Support to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening    |    Strategic Plan to Reduce Teen Births in Baltimore City    |    Faith-Based Youth Workers' Influence on Adolescent Sexual Health    |    Early Child Development Initiative    |    The Access Partnership

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