Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity. Together, we seek to further our mission to cultivate all perspectives, comprehend each patient, collaborate with our community and create health equity.
Johns Hopkins Physicians Stand With You
White Coats for Black Lives
Racial Discussion Resources
We recognize that we have a lot more work to do to bring about systemic culture change that will address structural racism within our own organization and enhance the work experience for all of our employees. The JHM Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity (ODIHE) is committed to providing diversity, inclusion, health equity, and cultural competency training across Johns Hopkins Medicine and committed to listening, understanding and implementing strategies to advance and strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Below are lists of resources for your department/unit leadership and staff. If you would like our team’s assistance in facilitating a group discussion, complete this request form and a member of the ODIHE team will reach out to you within 48 hours or 2 business days.
- Context of the 2020 Civic Unrest
- Town Hall Racial Discussion Template
- Support Resources for Black Individuals and Communities
- 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship
- Suggested Readings, Documentaries, and Movies
- 400 Years of African-American History in Maryland
- Johns Hopkins Stands in Solidarity Against Racism and Inequity
- Tips for Managers in the Workplace
Suggested Resources: Talking to Children About Race
- Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Talking to Your Kids About Racism
- A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice
- "But Daddy, Why Was He Shot?": How to Talk to Children about Race
- Talking to Kids about Ahmaud
- I'm a White Mother of a Black Son and We All Need to Talk to Our Kids About Ahmaud Arbery
- White Parents: Here's How To (and How Not To) Talk to Your Kids About Racism
- A Conversation to Consider: Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival
- Imani Perry | Breathe: A Letter to My Sons (Interview, Book Link, Article)
- WBUR.ORG Interview on The Importance of Addressing Race with Your Children
- How to Talk to Your Children about Protests and Racism
- Talking to Kids About Race
- Resources for Talking About Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids
- 10 Ways to Start a Conversation About Race
- Harford County Public Library: Resources on Discussing Racism
As we face this unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 outbreak, we would like to highlight available resources for our Johns Hopkins employees and the within our community.
Nominate a Colleague for an Achievers Award
The Achievers Award Program recognizes and highlights underrepresented minorities across Johns Hopkins Medicine who exemplify excellence and exhibit our Johns Hopkins Medicine core values. Recipients will be recognized during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th thru October 15th) and National Disability Awareness Month (October).
Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty, staff and learners who meet the following criteria are eligible to be nominated:
- Must be of the community
- Employed at Johns Hopkins for at least 1 year
- Must be in good standing (attendance and good performance evaluations)
- Must exemplify JHM core values
- Demonstrates contributions to the communities they serve and/or represent
- Contributes to the healthcare field and/or their surrounding communities
Award recipients will be profiled on the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity website, on Inside Hopkins, and at signature Employee Resource Group events during the respective heritage months.
New Policy: Prohibiting Discrimination by Patients Against Employees
At Johns Hopkins Medicine, we are committed to providing patient care in a manner that respects each patient’s right to be an active participant in his or her treatment. While adhering to high patient care standards remains a priority, we are also committed to protecting faculty, staff, residents, postdoctoral fellows and students from discrimination by patients/health care decision-makers.
With this goal in mind, a new patient discrimination policy went into effect on March 1st for all employees of Johns Hopkins Medicine. To help you understand and communicate the policy to your team members, see Prohibiting Discrimination by Patients Against Employees Policy (ADMIN027): Key Points for Staff.
Namandjé Bumpus Makes History with New Department Chair Role
Namandjé Bumpus’ turbocharged career trajectory has taken her to history-making heights, as the new director of the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The promotion, announced May 13, makes Bumpus, 39, the first African American woman to lead a department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the only African American woman currently chairing a pharmacology department at any medical school in the nation.
White Coats for Black Lives
On Friday, June 5, at 1 p.m., staff members from throughout the Johns Hopkins Medicine community gathered to take a knee in solidarity with the Johns Hopkins House Staff Diversity Council and White Coats for Black Lives, a national organization founded by medical students.
Keep track of events that continues to promote diversity and inclusion. If you would like our office to collaborate or sponsor an upcoming event, submit a request to ODI Event Sponsorship Form.