Community Webinars

  Johns Hopkins Medicine in the Greater Washington area is pleased to offer free online webinars to address some of our community’s most pressing health concerns. Throughout the year we will feature experts who present the latest information on a variety of health topics to help us navigate the times we live in, including:

  • Information to help navigate our new post-COVID-19 realities
  • Strategies for knowing your rights as it pertains to health and health information
  • Ways to stay mentally healthy and strong during difficult times

You have two ways to participate. Each online webinar will be offered live, with a replay made available on this page. Internet connection is required.

book cover Health Disparities by Dr Lisa Cooper

Quarterly Book Discussion on Race Sponsored by the Sibley Senior Association (SSA)

Sharon Sellers, M.B.A., M.P.H., C.D.P., senior community dementia program manager with the Sibley Senior Association, lead a discussion with Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H, author of Why are Health Disparities Everyone’s Problem? Watch to discover how can we all work together to eliminate the avoidable injustices that plague our health care system and society.

Part I    Part II

The 1619 Project

Quarterly Book Discussion on Race Sponsored by the Sibley Senior Association (SSA)

Sharon Sellers hosted the Quarterly Book Discussion on Race on Dec. 8, 2021, with a panel of Johns Hopkins University Faculty in the discussion of The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones. Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and creator of the landmark 1619 Project.

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present. This is a book that speaks directly to our current moment, contextualizing the systems of race and caste within which we operate today. It reveals long-glossed-over truths around our nation’s founding and construction — and the way that the legacy of slavery did not end with emancipation, but continues to shape contemporary American life.

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Sharon Sellers

Quarterly Book Discussion on Race Sponsored by the Sibley Senior Association (SSA)

Sharon Sellers hosted the Quarterly Book Discussion on Race on May 29, featuring Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility and Ibram X Kendi’s book, How to Be an Antiracist. The panelists were:

  • Sherita Hill Golden, M.D., M.H.S., Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Katrina Myers Caldwell, Ph.D., Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Stephen Ragsdale, Associate Professor of the JH Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Joan Mulholland, Civil Rights Activist

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History of Racism in America

Racism: Let's Talk - the History of Racism in America

Zoom video recording to come.
Sibley Senior Association’s Lunch and Learn with Steven K. Ragsdale.
First session - History of Racism in America, recorded on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

  • What is the relationship between Race and Medicine in American History?
  • What can the communities do to bring more attention to the substance of the issues moving forward?  


Chasing Cancer - Disparities in Cancer Treatment

Chasing Cancer

A discussion on in cancer treatments. Panelists also addressed:

  • Challenges facing healthcare workers during the pandemic
  • Differences in care faced by older adults
  • Barriers to providing optimal care and what can be done to address the issue

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Meditation and Mindfulness for Beginners

Mindfulness meditation is the practice of being present with one's life. It fosters

  • Authentic communication
  • A greater sense of personal and group dignity
  • Discipline, warmth, clarity, and motivation

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Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

Experts discuss key legal issues emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Wills, advance directives and powers of attorney
  • Eviction/foreclosure protections and payment plans
  • Health insurance questions— and how to get help

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Spanish Version


Mental & Emotional Wellbeing

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing in the Time of COVID-19

Hear an update on COVID-19 in DC and learn:

  • How to deal with depression and isolation
  • Self-care tips for well-being

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Guy Running

Caring for Mind and Body During COVID-19

A conversation on dealing with: 

  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Grief, anxiety and the new normal

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