Winner of the Tenth Annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award 2020
Congratulations to HeartSmiles for their collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health on the Granny Project, a youth-led response to adolescent food insecurity. We invite you to learn more about the impact they are making in Baltimore and eliminating food insecurity by watching the video below. To catch up on the ICTR's annual Henrietta Lacks lecture and hear from our director, Dr. Lisa Cooper, click here. Read the blog post here
We would also like to extend a congratulations to our runner ups, who will receive $2,500 to support their continued efforts to eliminate health disparities and create healthier and more equitable communities in Baltimore. You can learn more about them below:
- Power to Stop Diabetes and Power to Control Diabetes,
a collaboration between the Johns Hopkins Brancati Center, Zion Baptist Church, and Memorial Baptist Church which works to raise awareness about the risks of diabetes through diabetes prevention programs in East Baltimore.
- Bridging the Gap, a Hearing Care Equity Initiative by Access HEARS, Inc., who’ve have partnered with the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at Johns Hopkins to connect older adults to the hearing solutions they need to age well and reconnect individuals to their communities.
- Accessible Primary Care for Uninsured Immigrants. An initiative of the Esperanza Center of Associated Catholic Charities, Inc. who’ve worked closely with Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Centro Sol to provide culturally-competent, patient-centered, free primary care to uninsured immigrant adults and children, as well as referrals to specialty care and non-medical services to address social determinants of health