What We Do
Through our programs and events, we aim to strengthen and support collaborations between the Baltimore community and Johns Hopkins Institutions to advance health equity.
Health Equity Training Showcase
Health equity experts, representing centers across Johns Hopkins University, share novel trainee and health equity research opportunities.
The UHI hosts a series of capacity-building workshops for community-based organizations in Baltimore. Topics include grant writing skills, program evaluation, financial management, effective advocacy, and leadership development.
We value partnerships between Baltimore City agencies, community organizations, and Johns Hopkins and the work being done to enhance the health and well-being of Baltimore City and aim to support such collaborations through our grants.
Building Neighborhood Leadership
This leadership program cultivates and trains neighborhood-level and community-based leaders to build with them the knowledge, skills, and mentorship to improve health outcomes.
Social Determinants of Health Symposium
On an annual basis the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, in collaboration with the office of the Provost, convenes a symposium focused on the social determinants of health.
Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award
This $15,000 award highlights the importance of community-university collaborations, recognizes the accomplishments which can be achieved by such partnerships, and continues to support the efforts of the partnership.
Baltimore Grantee Showcase
The Urban Health Institute's Grantee Showcase is an annual event for attendees to learn more about our funding opportunities and the incredible work our grant recipients are engaged in across Baltimore.
We value serving as a bridge to facilitate and support community-university partnerships as well as partnering with community-based organizations to support the amazing work they are doing to advance health equity.