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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

A Follow-on Discussion to Race, Racism, and Baltimore’s Future 2016 Symposium—Nov. 10

In order to facilitate a continued conversation and build on the action steps that were outlined at the 2016 SDH Symposium, the UHI is hosting a Follow-on Discussion. This will be formatted as an open community forum.  Learn more.

Applications Open for Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program

The Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program will cultivate and train neighborhood-level and community-based leaders to build with them the knowledge, skills, and mentorship to improve neighborhood health outcomes in East Baltimore. Applications are due October 31, 2016. Learn more.

Our Kids: The American Dream in CrisisAn Evening with Robert D. Putnam — Nov. 14

It’s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve success. But during the last 25 years, a disturbing “opportunity gap” has emerged. During the 7th Annual Sandra J. Skolnik Lecture, Robert Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through stories of rich and poor kids from across the country. Event is open to the public. Seating is limited; advance registration is required by Nov. 11. Learn more.

3rd Planning Meeting for 2017 Social Determinants of Health Symposium—Nov. 15

Each year, we begin our planning by engaging the community in a discussion about possible themes, topics and speakers. Please bring a friend or colleague along with you; we want this event to reflect as many perspectives and voices as possible.  RSVP here.

SquashWise Receives Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award

The winner of the 2016 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award was announced on Saturday, Oct. 1. SquashWise Youth Development Program is a long-term student support system for Baltimore City youth which combines academic and social support to prepare students for college education and careers, and to expose them to ambitious and hardworking role models in a higher education setting. Read more.


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