The dedicated staff at Johns Hopkins Bayview care deeply about the communities in which we are embedded, and work with a large network of groups and organizations to benefit as many people as we can. We provide a wide array of programs and services to help improve the lives of our neighbors in East Baltimore.
The Community Relations Department partners with the Red Cross to offer several blood drives throughout the year.
Burn prevention educational materials and promotional items are provided at community events, health fairs, festivals and exhibits.
At Johns Hopkins Bayview, we recognize the importance of family caregivers, as well as the physical and emotional stresses that can accompany caregiving. For this reason, we have created Called to Care®, a program that prepares and supports individuals caring for loved ones with health-related needs or limitations.
This Community Psychiatry Program provides outreach mental health services for homeless mentally ill persons living in SE Baltimore.
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.
This program is operated in partnership with Johns Hopkins Care at Home. 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.
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 12 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.
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.
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 [email protected] 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.
The Healthy Community Partnership grew out of relationships that Johns Hopkins Bayview established with a number of area religious congregations. Embracing the principles of dialogue, mutual education and respect, these partnerships support initiatives that help to:
- Improve access to medical care
- Offer educational programs on health topics that impact the community
- Equip individuals and groups with needed resources and tools to become stronger advocates for good health and medical care
- Address health care disparities
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.
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.
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 website to learn more.
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.
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 website to learn more.
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.
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.
- 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
Support Groups & Educational Programs
Offers free educational sessions, support, advice and other resources for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related disorders.
Day: Second Thursday of the month
Time: 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Location: Mason F. Lord Building, East Tower, First Floor
Call 410-550-8093 for more information.
For women in inactive or post treatment. The program offers guest speakers on important topics for breast cancer survivors, as well as time to share experience, compassion and support. Survivors are welcome to bring a support person, family member or friend.
Day: Fourth Thursday of the month
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Medicine Education Center (next to the Harrison Library on the main level of the Francis Scott Key Pavilion)
Call 410-550-6690 for more information or to register.
Provides emotional support to burn survivors, families and caregivers, covering topics such as scarring, anger management, returning to work and how to respond to intrusive questions or staring.
Day: Every Tuesday
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Francis Scott Key Pavilion, Third Floor (just before burn ICU)
Call 410-550-0754 for more information.
For those who have had or are considering gastric bypass surgery.
Day: Second Thursday of every month or third Thursday of every month
Time: 5 to 6 p.m.
Call 410-550-0409 for more information.
Offers a monthly forum to discuss self-management skills, medications, nutrition and common social concerns.
Day: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Call 410-550-7228 for more information.
Provides education and support to stroke survivors, and their families and caregivers.
Day: Third Thursday of every month
Call 410-550-7793 for more information.
This session introduces you to the health care team who will answer your questions about hip or knee replacement surgery. You will learn about anesthesia, strength-building diets, exercise programs, pain management and much more. Our goal is to help you prepare for a smooth surgery and hospital stay.
Call 410-550-1103 for more information.
For those who have had or are considering a lap banding surgery.
Day: First Thursday of every month
Time: 5 to 6 p.m.
Call 410-550-0409 for more information.