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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


New Course on Urban Health

The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute has rolled out a new course, Urban Health in Contemporary America! UHI's director Dr. Robert Blum, is leading the seven week course this semester. In this course students will examine structures that impact the determinants of health within the context of urban environments. Read more about it!


Social Determinants of Health Symposium – April 30

On an annual basis the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, in collaboration with the office of the Provost, convenes a symposium focused on the social determinants of health. This year we will hear from national and local leaders as they reflect on fifty years of activism and social justice from 1968 to 2018. Learn more.


Community-Driven Research Day

Community-Driven Research Day has been postponed. All Baltimore-based community organizations, city agencies, and  faculty and students from Baltimore Universities are encouraged to apply in the Fall of 2018. Please subscribe to our weekly announcements to be updated on a new date. Learn more.


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