Commitment to Community The Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has numerous initiatives that support the Hospital’s efforts to meet the needs of the community. There are over 300 programs and initiatives carried out or supported by administrative, clinical, and operational departments at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  

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. 

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Community Initiative Highlights

Johns Hopkins’ commitment to Baltimore is not new—it was inherent in the founding of our institutions and in countless initiatives in the decades since. Learn more about a few of the current initiatives in East Baltimore in the communities surrounding The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.


HopkinsLocal is Johns Hopkins’ firm commitment to leverage its economic power and build on existing community partnerships, projects and programs to sustain healthier, safer and more vibrant communities in Baltimore City.



Baltimore-area businesses have joined together to expand existing programs or launch new ones to build, hire, invest, and buy locally.



Interested in finding out what's going on in your community? Have an event you’d like your neighbors to attend? Need people to volunteer at your nonprofit? Visit the Johns Hopkins community website to trade ideas and information about what's going on in the neighborhood.


East Baltimore Community Affairs

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have formed invaluable community partnerships to make a collaborative impact on the health status of the community, and continue to seek new and innovative strategies to improve the quality of life for our neighbors.


Additional Initiatives 


The #TimeForBaltimore video series showcases community volunteer efforts by Johns Hopkins Medicine employees. This episode features Abby Ferretti, art director in the Marketing and Communications Department. Ferretti volunteers with Back on My Feet, a nonprofit organization that combats homelessness through running, community support and help with employment and housing.

Watch the full series

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Questions or comments? Call us at 443-997-5999.

Our Community Involvement Across Johns Hopkins Medicine

Support Groups and Resources at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Whether it’s you that’s been diagnosed or a loved one, a support system can help you manage the many aspects of diagnosis and its treatment.