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.
DeWeese Hosts Annual Community Conversations Dinner
Neighborhood leaders convene to meet Johns Hopkins Medicine’s CEO, learn about progress.
Johns Hopkins Break the Cycle of Violence Summit Aims to Strengthen Community Connections
The summit included lectures, panel discussions and breakout sessions to brainstorm ideas for program development, educational programs and policy initiatives.
Bamboo Sprouts Student Association Helps Cultivate Community for Medical Students
Volunteers become mentors for Asian American adoptees, learn about each other’s culture.
Johns Hopkins Quality and Clinical Analytics Expert Also Delivers Quality Meals and Companionship
Volunteers help support Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, forge connections with the local community.
Hopkins Community Connection Collaborates with ShareBaby to Supply Patients with Diapers
Hopkins Community Connection serves nearly 4,000 families a year.
Johns Hopkins Medicine Offers Unconscious Bias Training to Community Health Providers
More than 900 providers have completed the training with Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Johns Hopkins Medicine Provides Supplies with the Help of Nonprofits and First Lady Moore
One hundred fifty East Baltimore neighbors received produce and toiletries.
Johns Hopkins Medical Student Association Provides Free Sex Ed in Baltimore City Public Schools
Community Adolescent Sex Education program gives students an open forum to discuss issues.
Centro SOL’s Youth Program Creates Opportunities for Students
Before joining the youth program at Centro SOL (Center for Salud/Health and Opportunities for Latinos) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Leo Sanchez says, he did not enjoy working with others because he didn’t feel he could rely on them. After spending a summer with 80 fellow Latino high school students, Sanchez says he has become comfortable working in a group.
School of Medicine Student Helps Food Pantry Run Smoothly
As an undergraduate student, Emily Huang served as director of the University of Utah’s food pantry. When she enrolled at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she wanted to continue working in the community. Now, Huang is part of a team that has provided more than a million pounds of food to 49,000 families through the food pantry at Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School.
2022 Community Service Award Winner Dedicated to Adaptive Sports, Health Education
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine student Andy Lancaster is passionate about community engagement. That dedication helped him earn the individual medical student 2022 Community Service Award from SOURCE, the community engagement and service-learning center for the Johns Hopkins University schools of medicine and nursing and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Medicine for the Greater Good Interns Measure Baltimore’s Blood Pressure
In 2017, a student from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, reached out to Medicine for the Greater Good co-director Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of medicine, to learn more about the organization. Since then, MGG has enabled Berea undergraduates to come to Baltimore for internships each summer.
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.
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.
The Office of Community Health serves as an official interface between the community and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions to reduce health disparities in East Baltimore. The Office provides leadership to JHMI faculty and staff in the creation of community-based health programs achieved through academic-community partnerships.
- We provide effective consultation and education to faculty, staff, and students toward the development and implementation of targeted initiatives to reduce health disparities, increase effective use of health services, and promote the overall goal of a holistic approach to community health.
- We provide effective outreach to ensure active participation of community residents, in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of services.
- We coordinate volunteer resources for health education and health promotion through on-going programs conducted in the community.
The Office of Community Health
550 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
As parents, grandparents and caring adults, we want the next generation to be happy and healthy. Learn about some of the programs designed to teach our children about the importance of healthy eating decisions and learning new skills for a future in the workplace.
An innovative nutrition education program available to elementary schools in southeastern Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Providing summer internships, scholarships, mentorship and shadowing opportunities to students in Baltimore City.
CARES: Summer in the Lab
Meet 19 undergraduate and high school interns who spent the summer exploring different fields of research.
As a community, we depend on strong leaders to keep us moving forward. These are just some of the programs designed to bring new leaders to the workplace and raise the next generation of health care experts to address substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, urban violence and sexually-transmitted infections.
Partnering with several area organization to provide training opportunities to adults residing throughout East Baltimore and Greater Baltimore.
Offering training in substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, urban violence and sexually-transmitted infections, while also offering medical students the opportunity to work with various agencies
Our historical mandate is to care for everyone, especially those in need. Learn about some of our programs designed to address the health needs of uninsured and underinsured residents in Baltimore City.
Improving access to effective, compassionate, evidence-based primary and specialty care for uninsured and underinsured patients residing in the community.
Enhancing the health of Latinos in Baltimore and beyond by combining coordinated clinical care with advocacy, education and research.
Improving the health and quality of life of children and adolescents within the context of their families and communities, and to educating trainees in this model of care.
By connecting resources and people, we can build a stronger Baltimore. Learn about a few of the programs designed to educate, equip and improve the lives of countless people in the Charm City.
Improving access to medical care, offering educational programs to the community, equipping individuals with needed resources and addressing health care disparities in the community.
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
Community Benefit Initiative
Community benefit initiatives and programs at our hospital address local community health needs as identified by our community health needs assessment. Community benefits include the following:
- Community Health Services
- Health Professional Education
- Mission Driven Health Services
- Financial Contributions
- Community Building Activities
- Charity Care
Community Impact ReportsHopkinsLocal Progress Report
Three years after the launch of HopkinsLocal, leaders from Johns Hopkins University and Health System provided an update on the institutions' efforts to expand economic opportunities for Baltimore businesses and residents.
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.