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A collection of stories highlighting Johns Hopkins Medicine's committment to improving the health and wellness of the residents in the neighborhoods we serve.

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Johns Hopkins Scientist Gets Colleagues, Family Involved in Baltimore Nonprofit

Holdren-Serrell dedicates time and resources to Helping Up Mission

Community Health Stories

Collaborating with the Community and Baltimore City to Make Returning to Worship Safer

Baltimore faith leaders are preparing to resume traditional in-person weekly worship services with the help of Johns Hopkins experts.

Community Health Stories

Ward Infinity Program Helps Foster Community-Driven Solutions to DC Health Issues

Sibley Memorial Hospital supports innovative teams with $25,000 grants, entrepreneurship training.

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Medicine and Asylee Women Enterprise Work Together to Help Asylum Seekers

AWE helps JHM staff members meet patients’ basic needs to provide optimum health care.

Community Health Stories

John Hundt Honored for Volunteerism, Mentorship in East Baltimore

To celebrate Hundt’s achievements, Baltimore City made a ceremonial street sign in his name.

Community Health Stories

Service Scholars Program Gets Medical Students Involved in Baltimore’s Diverse Communities

Medical student led a refugee youth mentorship program, organized a career opportunities panel.

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Congregational Depression Awareness Program Teaches Faith Leaders About Mental Illness

Groups learn that treating mental illness is just as important as treating any other condition

Community Health Stories

Christopher Place Employment Academy Helps Men Get a Second Chance

Johns Hopkins Medicine collaborates to create pathways to employment

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Doctor Provides Expertise to Advise School’s Health and Safety Committee

Patterson Park Public Charter School forms committee of parents and staff to ensure students, staff and families’ health and safety.

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Environmental Care Supervisors Earn While They Learn

Leaders participate in a registered apprenticeship program sponsored by Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare.

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Health System Recognized by Faith Organizations for Partnering to Manage the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sowers accepts award given by the Baptist Ministers’ Night Conference of Baltimore & Vicinity

Community Health Stories

Community Conversation Emphasizes Education and Trust

Panel talks about health equity, COVID-19 response

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Partners with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School to Prepare Students for Careers in Health Care

Corporate Internship Program helps students develop skills, gain confidence.

Community Health Stories

Childbirth E-Class Aims to Alleviate Anxieties

Eight-chapter online birth class helps moms and their support systems feel better prepared.

Community Health Stories

Baltimore Community ToolBank Helps Organizations Save Money by Renting Resources

Nonprofit assists other organizations so they can elevate the scale of their projects.

Community Health Stories

Youth-led Granny Project Addresses Food Insecurity Through YouTube Live Gatherings

Young people unite to deliver food to low-income community members, coach health

Community Health Stories

Henrietta Lacks Symposium Goes Virtual

Video features the Lacks family, researchers and community members, who discussed the impact of Henrietta Lacks and her immortal HeLa cells.

Community Health Stories

Action in Maturity Enables Baltimore City Seniors to Remain Active in Their Communities

Nonprofit acts as a “senior center without walls.”

Community Health Stories

Wilson House Provides Safe Haven for People with Substance Use Disorders

Rehabilitation facility offers structure, compassion and the support of expert counselors.

Community Health Stories

Baltimore CONNECT Helps Build Stronger Bonds Between Community, Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations

Nonprofit helps organize food and mask distribution in ZIP codes surrounding the medical campus

Community Health Stories

Caroline Center Prepares Women to Work at Local Hospitals, Rehabilitation and Nursing Facilities

Baltimore organization empowers women in their professional and personal lives.

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Doctor Volunteers Time to Treat Baltimore’s Uninsured

Annie Umbricht has been donating her services to the Shepherd’s Clinic since 2002

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Bayview’s Center for Addiction and Pregnancy Supports New Mothers and Their Babies in the Fight Against Substance Use Disorders

Center offers judgment-free care, helping moms and newborns

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Medical Professionals Teach Students About Lung Health, Perils of Vaping

More than 1 in 4 high school students in the United States use e-cigarettes. Johns Hopkins Lung Health Ambassadors program aims to change that.

Community Health Stories

Internist to launch the Department of Medicine’s Healthful Eating, Activity and Weight Program

Dedicated and determined, Kimberly Gudzune is making a difference

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Peer Recovery Specialist Helps Opioid Overdose Survivors

Patrice Brown, part of the inpatient substance abuse team at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, advises recovering patients and connects them to treatment services.

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins selects Vines Architecture to lead planning stages of Henrietta Lacks building

Johns Hopkins University officials recently announced their selection of Vines Architecture to lead the planning stages for a multidisciplinary building that will honor the legacy of Henrietta Lacks at the 10th annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture.

Community Health Stories

Pandemic Doesn’t Stop Birth Companions from Helping to Navigate Childbirth

Being a birth companion has changed since the onset of COVID-19.

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Doctors Among the Mentors Who Inspire Baltimore City Students

MERIT Program Empowers Students to Become Health Professionals, Community Leaders

Community Health Stories

Recreation Department Is the Heart of Hopkins ElderPlus

Hopkins ElderPlus Recreation Department brightens community members' days.

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins Hospital Walk-in Program a Lifesaver for Hepatitis C Patients

Community Health Stories

Helping Caregivers to Feel Empowered and Encouraged

Johns Hopkins Bayview’s Called to Care program provides community, resources

Community Health Stories

A Safe Place to Go and a Soft Place to Land

HIV Support Group at Johns Hopkins Connects Patients with One Another

Community Health Stories

On World Mental Health Day, doctors remind Baltimore that mental illness is just like any other illness

Johns Hopkins offers easily accessible mental health help

Community Health Stories

Support for Patients with Sickle Cell

Local support group helps patients with sickle cell champion each other.

Community Health Stories

Bringing Their Whole Selves to the Job

Hispanic Hopkins employees use their backgrounds to improve communication with patients, community.

Community Health Stories

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Awards $125,000 to East Baltimore Nonprofits

The school of medicine gives 12 neighborhood-based groups a total of $125,000 for community improvements.

Community Health Stories

Helping Moms and Babies Connect

Community Health Stories

EBDI Debuts Public Mural in Eager Park

The mural is the inaugural project of EBDI’s Public Arts and Placemaking Workgroup, which includes Johns Hopkins staff.