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For Patients

STAR CHWCM Janice Jacobs-Hudson and patientSTAR community health worker case manager with client Bernard Ignatius Cook, Jr.

Please note that the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP) is no longer accepting patients and has transitioned beyond the award. Johns Hopkins remains committed to leveraging the important work and learnings of J-CHiP across the delivery system through future programs to improve care coordination.

The Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP) is a program that can help you manage your health. The program is available to adults who may not have access to regular care, especially those with chronic illness, substance abuse or mental illness who fall into one of these categories:

  • Are enrolled in Priority Partners or Medicare
  • Get care from particular community health practices in or near one of the following zip codes: 21202, 21205, 21213, 21224, 21231, 21222, and 21219
  • Are discharged from The Johns Hopkins Hospital or the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Why You Should Participate

Simple answer: We will work to help you feel better. By participating in this program, you will be able to get the health care you need and information from doctors and other health care workers that will help you stay healthy.

What You Can Expect

Physicians discuss patient cases in an office

When you receive primary care in your neighborhood, you will work with community health workers and occasionally neighborhood navigators to understand your current health care needs. They will connect you to resources you need to manage your health at home.

If you need more than what can be provided at home, they will connect you to a doctor or other health care professional or make sure you get hospital care. In the hospital at Johns Hopkins Hospital or Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, you can expect care focused on your needs and coordinated with other care providers as necessary.

The program includes:

  • A case manager who can work with you and all of your health care providers to make sure you stay healthy
  • A health care team of community health workers, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, transition guides and other health care team members who will help to coordinate your care
  • Information about your medicines and how to get them
  • Someone to show you and your family how to keep up your health
  • A health behavior specialist to give you advice to help you maintain better health

What You Need to Do

  • Want to be as healthy as you can be
  • Be willing to ask questions about your health, the medications you are taking and what you need to do to stay healthy
  • Make sure you understand the health issues you need to deal with and the care needed to make you healthy
  • Provide a phone number and other ways so we can reach you
  • Be willing to contact your health care worker if you need health care help at home, like medicine or a ride to a doctor’s appointment

Print out this flier about the program

Contact us to find out how to enroll. 

Community Partners

Johns Hopkins Medicine is working with these organizations on the Tumaini (Hope) for Health initiative.

  • Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR), Inc. provides services to minority women and men at risk or living with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other illnesses.
  • The Men & Families Center provides various needs-oriented services to men, women and families, including health education, job placement assistance, parenting and life skills and rites of passage.