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Johns Hopkins Health System – Community Benefits

Community Benefit Initiatives

The mission of the Johns Hopkins Health System reflects our passion for patient care, research and the training of future health professionals. In each of these areas, our mission extends beyond our buildings and direct services to encompass the well-being of the communities we serve.

Our hospitals — The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterHoward County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and All Children’s Hospital — have formed valuable partnerships to fulfill this outreach mission, and they continue to seek innovative strategies to improve the quality of life for our neighbors.

Community benefit initiatives and programs across the Johns Hopkins Health System address local community health needs as identified by each local hospital’s community health needs assessment.

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View the latest version of the Community Engagement Inventory to see an overview of and contact information for over 500 programs and organizations that Johns Hopkins students, staff and faculty are engaged within Baltimore and beyond. Below, learn more about a few of our ongoing initiatives.

The Access Partnership

The Access Partnership

Improving access to effective, compassionate, evidence-based primary and specialty care for uninsured and underinsured patients residing in the community.

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Brotherhood Alliance for Science and Education

A mentorship program dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority males who graduate from high school, go to college and enter the field of science.

Young children in a room with two adults

Center for Promoting Health/Salud and Opportunity for Latinos

Enhancing the health of Latinos in Baltimore and beyond by combining coordinated clinical care with advocacy, education and research. 

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The Community Care-A-Van

A free mobile medical unit serving Baltimore with primary medical care, immunizations, acute care, physicals and education on various health-related topics. 

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Free Health Seminars and Webinars

Free in-person and online seminars, as well as a number of recorded webinars, for people in the Baltimore community and around the world to learn the latest information on a variety of health topics.  

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Food Re-Education for Elementary School Health

An innovative nutrition education program available to elementary schools in southeastern Baltimore City and and Baltimore County.

The Harriet Lane Clinic

Harriet Lane Clinic

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.

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Health Records for the Homeless

An open-source electronic medical record system created by Johns Hopkins medical students that is changing the standard of care for the homeless and uninsured in Baltimore.

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Healthy Community Partnership

Improving access to medical care, offering educational programs to the community, equiping individuals with needed resources and addressing health care disparities in the community.

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Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership

Improving the coordination of care for thousands of low-income patients living in seven zip codes surrounding the Johns Hopkins medical campus.

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Offering comprehensive treatment services for people experiencing acute or chronic substance use problems while serving as a certified halfway house for female patients.

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Urban Health Residency Program

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.

Johns Hopkins Medicine in the Community

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 Benefit Initiatives by Hospital

Learn more about each hospital’s community benefit initiatives and community health needs assessment:

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