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Building a Healthy Community Together
Johns Hopkins’ commitment to Baltimore is not new—it was inherent in the founding of our institutions and in countless initiatives in the decades since. Learn more about a few of the current initiatives in East Baltimore in the communities surrounding The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
BLocal: Partnering to Build, Hire and Buy Locally
BLocal: Businesses Partnering for Baltimore
Twenty-five Baltimore-area businesses have joined together to expand existing programs or launch new ones to build, hire, invest, and buy locally. Taken together, these BLocal commitments will infuse at least $69 million into local and minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged businesses over the next three years.
Investing in Baltimore's Future
As parents, grandparents and caring adults, we want the next generation to be happy and healthy. Learn about some of the programs designed to teach our children about the importance of healthy eating decisions and learning new skills for a future in the workplace.
An innovative nutrition education program available to elementary schools in southeastern Baltimore City and and Baltimore County.
Meet 19 undergraduate and high school interns who spent the summer exploring different fields of research.
Building Up Baltimore's Leaders
As a community, we depend on strong leaders to keep us moving forward. These are just some of the programs designed to bring new leaders to the workplace and raise the next generation of health care experts to address substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, urban violence and sexually-transmitted infections.
Partnering with several area organization to provide training opportunities to adults residing throughout East Baltimore and Greater Baltimore.
Offering training in substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, urban violence and sexually-transmitted infections, while also offering medical students the opportunity to work with various agencies serving urban populations.
Continuing a Commitment to Care
Our historical mandate is to care for everyone, especially those in need. Learn about some of our programs designed to address the health needs of uninsured and underinsured residents in Baltimore City.
Improving access to effective, compassionate, evidence-based primary and specialty care for uninsured and underinsured patients residing in the community.
Enhancing the health of Latinos in Baltimore and beyond by combining coordinated clinical care with advocacy, education and research.
A free mobile medical unit serving Baltimore with primary medical care, immunizations, acute care, physicals and education on various health-related topics.
Improving the health and quality of life of children and adolescents within the context of their families and communities, and to educating trainees in this model of care.
Building Stronger Connections, Stronger Communities
By connecting resources and people, we can build a stronger Baltimore. Learn about a few of the programs designed to educate, equip and improve the lives of countless people in the Charm City.
Improving the coordination of care for thousands of low-income patients living in seven zip codes surrounding the Johns Hopkins medical campus.
Improving access to medical care, offering educational programs to the community, equipping individuals with needed resources and addressing health care disparities in the community.
Watch Our Commitment in Action
Experience some of the ways the people of Johns Hopkins Medicine contribute to their hometown in ways all year round.
Meet the People Behind the Promise
Discover the stories of a few inspiring men and women at Johns Hopkins Medicine working to improve access to better care where they live and work, and learn more about ongoing initiatives to help improve the city of Baltimore.
Community Involvement Throughout Maryland and the National Capital Region
Learn more about each Johns Hopkins Medicine hospital's commitment to their community:
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
- Howard County General Hospital
- Suburban Hospital
- Sibley Memorial Hospital
- All Children’s Hospital
Hopkins Employees: How to Volunteer in Your Community
Interested in donating or volunteering in your local community? Here are a few ways to get involved.