What We Do
Through our programs and events, we aim to strengthen and support collaborations between the Baltimore community and Johns Hopkins Institutions
These community gatherings use a book club format to encourage discussions about the impact of racial inequities, poverty, trauma, and other issues on life in Baltimore. Students, community members, faculty, and more are encouraged to attend.
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. Which is why we have created two funding opportunities to recognize these collaborations.
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.
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 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.
Community-Driven Research Day is an annual event that provides an opportunity for community-based organizations and city agencies to have a greater role in the research process.
On a quarterly basis, the Urban Health Institute (UHI) hosts a dinner focused on a research topic that aims to enhance the health and wellbeing of Baltimore communities.