The Johns Hopkins Hospital has numerous initiatives that support the Hospital’s efforts to meet the needs of the community. These initiatives are decentralized and use a variety of methods to identify community needs. There are over 300 programs and initiatives carried out or supported by administrative, clinical, and operational departments at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Community health programs and initiatives undertaken during fiscal year 2013 include: Health Leads, The Access Partnership, You Gotta Have Heart collaboration, Martin Luther King, Jr. Early Head Start, Comprehensive Women’s Center Substance Abuse program, Housing Support for Male Substance Abuse Patients, Homeless Outreach Services Team, Operation PULSE, JH Summer Jobs program, and East Baltimore Development Inc. Read more about Community Benefits.
Since its opening in 1889, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has shown a commitment to addressing the health-related issues and concerns faced by Baltimore City and the hospital’s surrounding communities. Guided by the results of the most recent community health needs assessment, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has identified high-priority issues to focus on — Asthma, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Health Care (Access and Availability), Infectious Disease, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health, Obesity, and Substance Abuse. Read more about our Community Health Needs Assessment.