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Strategic Plan

In 2008 Johns Hopkins Medicine adopted Diversity & Inclusion 2020, a multiyear strategic plan that sets forth concrete goals for our efforts and lays out steps to achieve them. Our overriding objective is no less than to be recognized by peer institutions, patients and the community as a leading model for diversity and inclusion. We’ve identified targeted goals to achieve that vision.

Read below to learn about our goals. For more information, you can read the more detailed strategic plan PDF document, which explains the rationale behind the goals and how we'll measure our progress.

Patients and Community

  • Address barriers to access and disparities in quality of care and outcomes at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  • By 2020, 75 percent of our community residents will view Johns Hopkins Medicine as a trusted partner.


  • By 2020, 90 percent of employees perceive Johns Hopkins Medicine leaders and employees across the organization as culturally competent—possessing the knowledge, attitudes and skills to understand and respond effectively to the needs of diverse patients, trainees and colleagues.

Talent Pipeline

  • All levels of both medical and non-medical personnel will be representative of the talent pool.
  • By 2020, 20 percent of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s top 100 Medical and Administrative leaders will be underrepresented minorities.
  • 20 percent of the next 200 of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s medical and administrative leaders will be underrepresented minorities.

Diversity & Inclusion Stories

The Journey of Jacob Puka

"The Journey of Jacob Puka"

A student training to be a nuclear medicine technologist was once one of the Lost Boys of Sudan

David Nichols, MD

“If we don’t offer the same attractive, diverse environment, we’re not going to get the talent.  It’s that simple.”

-David Nichols, MD
Vice Dean for Education


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