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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

Planning Meeting for the Social Determinants of Health 2017 Symposium—Sept. 27

Each year, we begin our planning by engaging the community in a discussion about possible themes, topics and speakers. Anyone who would like to help frame the discussion for the 2017 Symposium is invited to attend this first planning meeting. Please bring a friend or colleague along with you; we want this event to reflect as many perspectives and voices as possible. RSVP here

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.

Find a partner for the UHI Small Grants Program

Do you have a project or research idea for the Small Grants Program, but still need a community or university partner to collaborate with? Fill out this short survey and we’ll try to find you a partner!

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.

Baltimore Dialogue with Howard Ross—October 14

Please join the Urban Health Institute and Amazing Grace Lutheran Church for the next Baltimore Dialogue with Howard Ross, author of  "Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives.” This Baltimore Dialogue will be the first event in a series of conversations on white privilege. RSVP here

2016 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award—October 1

The winner of UHI's 2016 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award will announced at the 2016 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on Saturday, Oct. 1. Register here to attend the lecture. Learn about the award.


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