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What We Do

Through our programs and events, we aim to strengthen and support collaborations between the Baltimore community and Johns Hopkins Institutions

Dialogues
man and woman

Baltimore Dialogues

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.

 

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Workshops
workshop

Capacity Building Workshops

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.

 

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Funding Opportunities

Small Grants program

Funding Opportunities

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.

 

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BNLP
neighborhood leader

Building Neighborhood Leadership (BNLP)

BNLP cultivates and trains neighborhood-level and community-based leaders to build with them the knowledge, skills, and mentorship to improve health outcomes.

 

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SDH
symposium

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.

 

 

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Henrietta Lacks Award
awards ceremony

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.

 

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CDRD
Community-Driven Research Day

Community-Driven Research Day

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.

 

 

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Researchers Dinner
Baltimore Researchers Dinner

Baltimore Researchers Dinner

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.

 

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