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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

Introduction to Financial Management Workshop for Community-Based Organizations – April 27

This workshop, taught by Pamala Martin, MBA, will give participants a clear understanding of basic financial management and why it is essential to the health of an organization.  This session will help clarify roles and responsibilities of not only those who oversee the finances of an organization but of those who make purchases or obligate funds on the organization’s behalf. Register here.

Baltimore Dialogue & Noon Seminar with Stefanie DeLuca — May 4

Stefanie DeLuca, PhD, is an associate professor of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research uses sociological perspectives to inform education and housing policy. Coming of Age in the Other America shows that despite overwhelming odds, some disadvantaged urban youth do achieve upward mobility.

Baltimore Dialogue
Thursday, May 4 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Register here.

Noon Seminar
Thursday, May 4 from 12:15 to 1:20 p.m.
Register here.

Latino Health Conference — May 11
The Value of Latino Health Research During Changing Times (El Valor de la Investigación en Salud Latina durante Tiempos de Cambio)

Hosted by Centro SOL and the UHI, this conference brings together renowned researchers to address the impact of research on health care quality and outcomes. There will be a speed mentoring session for young investigators or students interested in pursuing careers in research. Community organizations are invited to attend the conference and reserve their seat for the Community-Driven Research luncheon. Learn more.

Follow-Up Discussion to Baltimore's Youth Symposium — May 15

During the 2017 Social Determinants of Health Symposium, 32 groups met throughout the day to discuss content from the panels and to formulate ways to move forward in Baltimore. In order to facilitate a continued conversation and build on the action steps that were outlined at the Symposium, the UHI is hosting a Follow-up Discussion. Register here

Annual Report: Working to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Baltimore Since 2000

Our 2015-16 Annual Report is now available! The UHI has scaled up certain efforts and launched some important new initiatives, including the Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program and trauma-informed programs. We also celebrated our 15th Anniversary by recognizing Baltimore’s Unsung Heroes.


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