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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.

Apply Now for a 2015 Small Grant

Small Grants Available for Community-Johns Hopkins Collaborations

We are accepting applications now for partnerships between the community and Johns Hopkins faculty and students to advance the health and well-being of the residents of Baltimore. Proposals may focus on research or program develop, but priority this year will be given to projects that focus upon community-level trauma and approaches to creating  trauma-informed systems.

To help potential grantees prepare for submission, UHI is holding three information sessions on May 7 (2-3pm at School of Education-2800 N Charles St), May 27 (5-6pm at UHI-2013 E Monument St), and June 10, 2015 (12-1pm at UHI-2013 E Monument Street).  For more information or to RSVP for one of the information sessions, contact UHI Program Director Amy Gawad at or 410-502-7473

We have supported 87 projects since the small grants program’s inception in 2008. We’re looking forward to receiving this year’s proposals! Click here for more information.


News and Events:

Rewiring Baltimore for Change:
Sonja Sohn to Moderate Discussion on Community Transformation

Since the protests that followed the death of Freddie Gray, people and organizations throughout Baltimore have sought ways to unite and engage people more effectively to bring about change. On Monday, May 18th, please join the Urban Health Institute for "Rewiring Baltimore for Change."  The goal of the discussion is to maintain the momentum created by recent events, and create paths to real change.

This event is free and open to the public. Capacity is limited.  Seats are available on first come first served basis.  The discussion also will be broadcast live to a nearby auditorium in the School of Public Health.  

For more information - click here

Rewiring Baltimore for Change

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