To provide content expertise and programmatic support to institutional leadership and HR to recruit, promote, retain, and engage those underrepresented in medicine, science, nursing, and healthcare administration so that we can achieve health equity for the most vulnerable populations.
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.
We envision a Johns Hopkins Medicine where diversity, equity, and inclusion are in our DNA, and where together we commit to:
- Embracing and celebrating our differences
- Educating and developing our staff and learners
- Engaging in equitable healthcare delivery and workforce practices
Johns Hopkins Physicians Stand With You
White Coats for Black Lives
Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? Do you need help setting up your MyChart account? Join us for Zoom Town Halls with Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty to have a discussion and ask questions about the COVID-19 vaccines and MyChart.
Thursday, January 21st
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, January 22nd
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Friday, January 22nd
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday, January 22nd
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Help is also available in-person and with online resources!
Your MyChart account is used to:
- manage your health
- schedule a COVID-19 test
- answer the COVID-19 vaccine questionnaire and/or schedule a vaccine appointment
MyChart Activation Support On-site at Several Hospitals
Johns Hopkins Medicine staff members can get assistance with activating MyChart accounts, completing the COVID-19 Vaccine Request Form and scheduling the vaccine at on-site stations at select JHM hospitals. See full schedule and availability.
If you are not able to attend any of these sessions, check out these resources that can help answer your questions.
Topics for the videos are:
- What You Need to Know ##1- Clinical Trials and How They Work
- What You Need to Know ##2- Explanation of Operation Warp Speed
- What You Need to Know ##3- mRNA Vaccine Technology
- What You Need to Know ##4- Pfizer Vaccine Trial Information
- What You Need to Know ##5 - Moderna Vaccine Trial Information
- What You Need to Know ##6 - Vaccine Allocation - Who Gets the Vaccine
- What You Need to Know ##7 - Monitoring Vaccine Safety
- COVID-19 Disparities in the Black/African American Community
- COVID-19 Disparities in the Latinx/Hispanic Community
- JHM COVID-19 Vaccine Community Education and Outreach
· Center for American Indian Health: COVID-19 Resources for Native American Communities
We need your help!
If you work at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, use this form to sign up to volunteer to help your fellow employees set up their MyChart accounts, answer questions about the vaccine, etc.
If you are interested in volunteering at another entity, please email Nicole Iarrobino at email@example.com
JHM Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity
Fast Facts Definition Sheet
Diversity: Any collective mixture characterized by differences including (but not limited to) socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability status, or veteran status. Diversity focuses on representation.
- Being invited to the dance.
Inclusion: A practice of encouraging belonging and participation and celebration of differences. Inclusion focuses on involvement.
- Being asked to dance.
Equity: According to the World Health Organization, equity is the absence of avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically; equity is the process and equality is the outcome (see the graphic below). Equity focuses on justice.
- A practice of addressing the unique barriers that disadvantage a subset of the population because of their differences—providing transportation for those who do not have a ride to the dance.
To the Johns Hopkins Medicine Community
The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine speaks to the values of our organization — namely, to “improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care.” Deeply embedded in this objective is the recognition that our institution cannot fulfill its mission without appropriately focusing on the values that guide us. This can be best described as our embrace of diversity and inclusion.
Johns Hopkins Medicine is fully committed to serving the broader community. We must, and will, celebrate not only what makes us individually different and unique, but also what binds us together as a society. The health and well-being of the people we serve as an historic medical institution is critically important. Also vital is our respect for everyone employed by our organization, as well as anyone with whom our institution comes into contact. Johns Hopkins supports the noble cause of promoting social justice and joins the greater community, both near and far, in condemning and opposing racism, bigotry and intolerance in all forms.
Black lives do indeed matter. This nation’s history does not always reflect the lofty sentiments expressed in its founding documents. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were not ideals originally afforded to everyone. For far too long, our nation has struggled to ensure equal justice under law for all its citizens. From the abolition of slavery, to efforts to desegregate how we interacted with one another in public places, to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, finding a more perfect union has always been our shared burden.
Now, present day, we occupy another defining moment in our nation’s history. A time when we are presented with yet another opportunity to demonstrate that we, collectively, can rise above partisanship and deeply entrenched cultural beliefs to become better versions of ourselves. We can, and must, face this opportunity collectively. In doing so, we have the ability to steer the direction of our nation to its proper path. As an institution, Johns Hopkins Medicine is committed to undertaking this endeavor by doing its part to foster understanding, collaboration and dialog designed to bridge whatever artificial divides or obstacles have served as barriers to progress in the past.
Black Lives Matter is not a political statement. Rather, it is the expression of a core value and principle that was unfortunately long denied to many of our citizens. Just as with White Coats for Black Lives, it is a statement of peace and solidarity that our organization embraces, not a comment meant to sow division and mistrust.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remarked, “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” These powerful words recognize that we are united by a common destiny. One that requires shared sacrifice and mutual understanding. Together, we have the power to make permanent and lasting change for the better. And together, we can create a better future for the generations that follow. We are guided by these values, and we will live up to our obligations.
Paul B. Rothman, M.D.
Dean of the Medical Faculty
CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Kevin W. Sowers, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N.
President, Johns Hopkins Health System
EVP, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Inez Stewart, M.Ed.
Senior Vice President
Chief Human Resources Officer
Johns Hopkins Medicine
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.
Keep track of events that continue to promote diversity and inclusion. If you would like our office to collaborate or sponsor an upcoming event, submit a request below.