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Partnerships and Outreach Programs at Johns Hopkins Bayview

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Blood Drives

The department partners with the Red Cross to offer several blood drives throughout the year. Blood drives will held:

  • September 9-11, 2014

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Burn Prevention Program

Burn prevention educational materials and promotional items are provided at community events, health fairs, festivals and exhibits.

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Care-A-Van (Mobile Clinic)

Johns Hopkins Bayview operates a mobile van to provide ambulatory care services and health screenings in the community. There is a strong pediatric focus; however, it serves the entire community. This program is designed to remove the barriers to care related to financial or transportation resources. Visit the Care-A-Van Web site to learn more.

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Casework Advocacy Program

This Community Psychiatry Program provides outreach mental health services for homeless mentally ill persons living in SE Baltimore.

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Community Health Action Project (CHAP)

The Community Health Action Project (CHAP) reflects Johns Hopkins Bayview's partnerships in the community. In 1996, with the help of a consultant, a comprehensive community health assessment within a broad service area was accomplished for the Medical Center under the direction of a community-dominated Steering Committee. The group determined its mission and vision, and selected prevention of heart disease as its goal. A strategic planning session identified a variety of strategies focused on nutrition/physical activity, smoking prevention and cessation and stress management. Three action teams were formed and are continually developing community-based programs to address CHAP's goal. Community organizations, human service agencies, churches, businesses and schools are well-represented on the teams, and on the steering committee.

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Dundalk Renaissance

Johns Hopkins Bayview supports the community redevelopment efforts in Dundalk through the programs of the Dundalk Renaissance Corporation. Projects to redevelop homes, strengthen and improve Dundalk Village Shopping Center and the surrounding neighborhoods and to add community amenities are underway, and will attract new homeowners and new business to the Dundalk area.

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Elder House Call Program

This program is operated in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. Regular physician house calls as well as nursing and rehabilitative therapy services are provided to approximately 200 home bound elderly in S.E. Baltimore city and county. In-the-home geriatric consultation requested by other physicians is available.

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Food Re-Education for Elementary School Health (FRESH)

FRESH is a cardiac disease prevention program offered in elementary schools in the Johns Hopkins Bayview service area to third and fourth grade classes. Staff go into elementary schools each year (about 14 schools) to provide teacher training and resource materials and to conduct lessons for children about good nutrition and exercise habits. The program includes smoking prevention messages. Visit the FRESH Web site to learn more.

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Greektown Security Program

As a result of community complaints about drug abuse along Eastern Avenue, and the concern that participants in Johns Hopkins Bayview substance abuse programs were contributing to this problem, the Medical Center worked with the community and police department to develop a program to provide off-duty police officers to patrol the business area of Greektown. Officers are scheduled to work under the direction of the Greektown Community Development Corporation. Video cameras at two key intersections have been donated to the Police Department, at their request. In 2002, management of this program was turned over to the Greektown Community Development Corporation, while JHBMC continues funding support.

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Healthy Eating, Activity and Recreation for Today's Scouts (HEARTS)

HEARTS offers health education programming similar to the FRESH Program to members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, ages six through 16. The program is formatted to reflect the requirements for scout badges or patches, and offers a basic screening and education program that can qualify for a new AHeart Health@ patch, or activities can be incorporated in other scouting badge requirements (CPR, camping, etc.) The basic program includes a health screening and four learning modules provided by Johns Hopkins Bayview staff, geared specifically to the ages of the scouts. Health screenings are offered scouts and parents. An all day workshop for Girl Scouts is offered in the fall.

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Highlandtown Revitalization

As community development efforts grow, a coordinated effort to attract resources for the revitalization of neighborhoods and shopping areas along Eastern Avenue, from Little Italy east to the city line, is shaping up. Johns Hopkins Bayview has provided some seed money for this program through Southeast Community Development Corp.

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Home Hospital

The home hospital program at Johns Hopkins Bayview is being developed and studied to treat acutely ill older persons at home for illnesses that usually require inpatient hospital-level care. The study is now in a safety and feasibility stage, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation.

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Hopkins ElderPlus

This program of comprehensive, integrated services helps the frail elderly to remain independent in their homes. An interdisciplinary team manages all health care, including primary care, prescription drugs, day care, in-home personal care, medical specialists, rehabilitative service, long term care and acute care. The program is funded through capitation payments and assumes full risk for health services. Johns Hopkins Bayview is one of the model sites for the national Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE). Visit the Hopkins ElderPlus Web site to learn more.

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Kiwanis Community Burn Prevention Program

A major gift from the Kiwanis Club of East Baltimore provides funding for a school-based burn prevention education program, targeting the elementary school levels. A professional fire-fighter takes age-appropriate burn prevention messages to the classroom.

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Kiwanis Wellness in the Community Fund

With multi-year funding from the Kiwanis Club of East Baltimore, this program provides small amounts of financial support to facilitate wellness activities in the community.

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Labyrinth and Path to Health

The Labyrinth and the Path to Health are two wellness-oriented programs located on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. The Labyrinth is a contemplative path based on ancient designs, to promote the integration of spiritual, mental and physical well-being. The Path to Health is a one mile-plus walking trail around the campus, with markers indicating distance and healthy lifestyle tips. Visit the labyrinth Web site to learn more.

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Safe Babies Program

Safe Baby Kit

This program provides a smoke detector, baby bath thermometer, outlet covers, other materials and educational information to each new mother who delivers her baby at Johns Hopkins Bayview, upon their discharge from the Medical Center. This program' s goal is to help new parents learn to prevent burn injuries for their new baby. Current funding comes from the Johns Hopkins Burn Center Community Fund, Metropolitan Firefighters Burn Center Fund and the Kiwanis of East Baltimore.

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S.E. Emergency Needs Network (Food Closet)

This program provides emergency food and emergency funds for prescriptions to patients of the Medical Center, and the community at large. Each requestor is screened by social work staff to determine eligibility and make referrals for ongoing problems. Through a holiday food drive, Johns Hopkins Bayview staff contributes food and cash as the main support for the program. Community groups often assist during the holidays and some fundraising is undertaken to fill the gap.

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Other Outreach Activities

  • Community meetings
  • Hospital tours
  • Blood pressure screenings at area senior citizen programs and at special events
  • Displays at community fairs and festivals
  • Fund-raising activities for health organizations & United Way
  • Blood drives
  • Support groups

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