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Diversity and Inclusion at Johns Hopkins
Welcome to the 2015 Annual Report
To the Johns Hopkins Medicine community:
As the vice president of diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, I am proud to present the inaugural issue of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Diversity Annual Report, which will highlight many of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s noteworthy accomplishments from 2015. Without question, 2015 has been eventful for Johns Hopkins Medicine and our surrounding community, and the events of the year make this report timelier than ever.
Creating Community Health Leaders
Through the MERIT program, local teens like Kahlid Fowlkes devote summers and school-year Saturdays to activities at Johns Hopkins that prepare them for health careers.
Controlling a Silent Killer
At the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, researchers are pushing for ways to improve control of hypertension among African-Americans, who are disproportionately affected by this silent killer.
A Sign of Things to Come
With the Deaf Health Initiative, student leaders are pushing to remove barriers and help medical providers better communicate with and provide quality care to the deaf patient population.
Managing Cancer at Work
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be devastating. The Web-based resource Managing Cancer at Work helps Johns Hopkins Medicine employees to navigate the challenges involved with working during cancer treatment.
Jeffrey Hargrave of Baltimore City-based, minority-owned company Mahogany Inc. is thrilled by the working relationship he’s forged with the facilities design and construction group at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Toward Greater EQUALITY for LGBT Patients
The EQUALITY Study is seeking the best way to collect health information about the sexual orientation and gender identity of all patients who come to the emergency department at Johns Hopkins.