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How Communities and People Thrive!

SDH 2019 group photoOn May 13, 2019, the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and Office of the Provost hosted its eighth annual Social Determinants of Health Symposium. This year’s theme was focused on how communities and people thrive. Discussions throughout the day took on a life-course approach by analyzing barriers to, and achievements in, health from infants and children to adults and seniors. ...Read more

The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins: A Conversation with Antero Pietila

Antero Pietila photo“By putting all this and much more on the table, I hope to trigger discussion about the Johns Hopkins Institutions, islands of first world excellence in a city that increasingly exhibits third world dysfunctions.” – Antero Pietila

On November 20, faculty, students, and community members from across Baltimore gathered in Sommer Hall to participate in a discussion with veteran journalist and renowned author Antero Pietila and a panel of community and university...Read more

Educating, Enriching, and Saving Lives: UHI’s 2018 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award Winner!

2018 HLMA winnersOn October 6, 2018, the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute presented their annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award to CHECC-uP Cervical Cancer in Minority Women with HIV Project, a collaboration between Older Women Embracing Life (OWEL) and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, at the annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture hosted by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR)....Read more

Voices of Social Change: Fifty Years Later

A crowd stands to sign along to the Negro National Anthem

Political and social leaders gather to reflect on social justice and activism from 1968 to 2018

In 1968 the Nation was at war, the economy was in crisis, racial and political tensions were high, civil unrest had erupted, and people around the country were mourning the death of two monumental leaders in history. 

Fifty years later faculty, students, researchers, and community members from across Baltimore...Read more

Urban Health Institute Introduces a New Course at Johns Hopkins University

Urban Health in Contemporary AmericaLast Thursday, March 29, the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) rolled out a new course, Urban Health in Contemporary America. In this course students will examine structures that impact the determinants of health within the context of urban environments. 

The goal of the course is to equip students with the knowledge and tools to:...Read more