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Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute

The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) is a collaboration and a vital connection with East Baltimore. The UHI is the starting point for forging true university and community partnerships in health care, education and community planning, with all partners working to change the trajectory for the children, youth and families of East Baltimore.

The UHI draws on the expertise of neighborhood residents, educators, philanthropic organizations, elected representatives and community leaders, in addition to the wealth of intellectual resources that Hopkins can offer.

UHI Events and Announcements

Apply for the UHI Small Grants Program
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 30.

Urban Health Institute is now accepting applications for projects developed in collaboratively between community partners and Johns Hopkins faculty and students which advance the health and well-being of the residents of Baltimore.  Those who participated in this year’s community-driven research day will receive competitive priority. Information sessions will be held on August 29 and September 31.  Learn more.

UHI Workshop—Writing for Success: Preparing Winning Grants

Join UHI for the next capacity-building workshop. "Writing for Success: Preparing Winning Grants" will be led by Bob Blum, director of the Urban Health Institute. Through exercises and discussion, participants will learn the elements of a successful grant proposal, how to critique grants, how to develop a budget, and how to avoid the seven most common mistakes in grant writing.  This workshop is designed for participants from community organizations; there are limited seats available for students. For more information and to participate, register here.

Watch the "Voices of Baltimore: Adversity and Possibility"

On July 18, the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute hosted an inspiring and thought-provoking panel discussion on "Voices of Baltimore: Adversity and Possibility" as a part of Masters of Public Health (MPH) Student Orientation.  Panelists Eddie Conway, community activist and organizer, Rev. Debra Hickman, co-founder and CEO of Sisters Together and Reaching, Inc. (STAR), and Verlando Brown, Program Coordinator at the Urban Health Institute, shared their personal stories, their work and passions, and informed new MPH students about volunteer opportunities with the UHI, STAR, and community and faith-based work. Watch the discussion on our YouTube page.

#SDH2016 Videos

If you’ve missed this year's symsposium focused on race, racism and the future of Baltimore, click here to find all of the SDH2016 videos.


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