A Sign of Things to Come
With the Deaf Health Initiative, student leaders are pushing to remove barriers and help medical providers better communicate with and provide quality care to the deaf patient population.
A Comfortable Old Age
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), based at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, offers a day center, medical care, counseling, occupational therapy and other important services for older adults.
Addressing the Health Needs of Latino Families
The Center of Excellence for Latino Health, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, emphasizes a family-centered, multidisciplinary approach to health, bringing together medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and more.
A Mobile Solution to Better Health
Working out of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Community Care-A-Van, physician assistant Pat Letke cares for some of the poorest of the working poor—uninsured families, mostly Latino immigrants—in the neighborhoods around Johns Hopkins Bayview.
Advocating for Big Causes
Colleen Gioffreda has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism that is one of the most common skeletal dysplasias. The same disease that has marked her life has inspired her job as senior program coordinator for the Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine.
A Grand Plan to Help Elders Thrive
As people in our country age, it’s more important than ever that they get the right health care services when they need them. A program at Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Grand Oaks assisted living community is one example of how Johns Hopkins is making sure that the community’s eldest members are able to thrive.
Intensive Attention for High-Needs Patients
Just 5 percent of Medicaid patients account for 50 percent of the program’s expenditures nationwide. A new pilot program, launched here in East Baltimore, is pushing to keep such patients out of the Emergency Department and the hospital by providing very intensive primary care services.
Improving Transgender Care
Through the annual LGBT Pride Lecture Series, nurse educator Paula Neira and others are working to help Johns Hopkins health care providers learn to better care for LGBTQ patients and their families.
A Medical Model to Treat Opioid Addiction
As director of the Johns Hopkins Broadway Center for Addiction, Kenneth Stoller champions a structured yet compassionate approach to opioid use disorder—one that de-stigmatizes medication-assisted treatment.