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The Johns Hopkins Hospital has numerous initiatives that support the Hospital’s efforts to meet the needs of the community. There are over 300 programs and initiatives carried out or supported by administrative, clinical, and operational departments at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  

Since its opening in 1889, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has shown a commitment to addressing the health-related issues and concerns faced by Baltimore City and the hospital’s surrounding communities. Guided by the results of the most recent community health needs assessment, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has identified high-priority issues to focus on — Asthma, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Health Care (Access and Availability), Infectious Disease, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health, Obesity, and Substance Abuse. 

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Snapshot: Highlights of our Community Involvement

We stand with Baltimore: Just a few of the myriad ways Johns Hopkins and its employees engage in activities to benefit our community.

Community Initiative Highlights

Johns Hopkins’ commitment to Baltimore is not new—it was inherent in the founding of our institutions and in countless initiatives in the decades since. Learn more about a few of the current initiatives in East Baltimore in the communities surrounding The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

HopkinsLocal

HopkinsLocal is Johns Hopkins’ firm commitment to leverage its economic power and build on existing community partnerships, projects and programs to sustain healthier, safer and more vibrant communities in Baltimore City.

BLocal

Baltimore-area businesses have joined together to expand existing programs or launch new ones to build, hire, invest, and buy locally.

Hopkins+Baltimore

Interested in finding out what's going on in your community? Have an event you’d like your neighbors to attend? Need people to volunteer at your nonprofit? Visit the Johns Hopkins community website to trade ideas and information about what's going on in the neighborhood.

East Baltimore Community Affairs

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have formed invaluable community partnerships to make a collaborative impact on the health status of the community, and continue to seek new and innovative strategies to improve the quality of life for our neighbors.

Additional Initiatives 

  • Community Initiatives

    HopkinsLocal: Build. Hire. Buy.

    HopkinsLocal is Johns Hopkins’ firm commitment to leverage its economic power and build on existing community partnerships, projects and programs to sustain healthier, safer and more vibrant communities in Baltimore City.

    Visit the HopkinsLocal Website to learn more.

    BLocal: Build. Hire. Buy.

    Baltimore-area businesses have joined together to expand existing programs or launch new ones to build, hire, invest, and buy locally.

    Learn more about the BLocal initiative.

    Hopkins+Baltimore

    Interested in finding out what's going on in your community? Have an event you’d like your neighbors to attend? Need people to volunteer at your nonprofit?

    Visit the Johns Hopkins community website to trade ideas and information about what's going on in the neighborhood.

  • Investing in Baltimore's Future

    As parents, grandparents and caring adults, we want the next generation to be happy and healthy. Learn about some of the programs designed to teach our children about the importance of healthy eating decisions and learning new skills for a future in the workplace.

    Food Re-Education for Elementary School Health

    An innovative nutrition education program available to elementary schools in southeastern Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

    Youth Community Programs

    Providing summer internships, scholarships, mentorship and shadowing opportunities to students in Baltimore City.

    CARES: Summer in the Lab

    Meet 19 undergraduate and high school interns who spent the summer exploring different fields of research.

  • Building Up Baltimore's Leaders

    As a community, we depend on strong leaders to keep us moving forward. These are just some of the programs designed to bring new leaders to the workplace and raise the next generation of health care experts to address substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, urban violence and sexually-transmitted infections.

    Adult Community Programs

    Partnering with several area organization to provide training opportunities to adults residing throughout East Baltimore and Greater Baltimore.

    Urban Health Residency Program

    Offering training in substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, urban violence and sexually-transmitted infections, while also offering medical students the opportunity to work with various agencies ​​​​​​​

  • Continuing a Commitment to Care

    Our historical mandate is to care for everyone, especially those in need. Learn about some of our programs designed to address the health needs of uninsured and underinsured residents in Baltimore City.

    The Access Partnership

    Improving access to effective, compassionate, evidence-based primary and specialty care for uninsured and underinsured patients residing in the community.

    Center for Promoting Health/Salud and Opportunity for Latinos

    Enhancing the health of Latinos in Baltimore and beyond by combining coordinated clinical care with advocacy, education and research.

    The Community Care-A-Van

    A free mobile medical unit serving Baltimore with primary medical care, immunizations, acute care, physicals and education on various health-related topics.

    Harriet Lane Clinic

    Improving the health and quality of life of children and adolescents within the context of their families and communities, and to educating trainees in this model of care.

  • Building Stronger Connections, Stronger Communities

    By connecting resources and people, we can build a stronger Baltimore. Learn about a few of the programs designed to educate, equip and improve the lives of countless people in the Charm City.

    Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership

    Improving the coordination of care for thousands of low-income patients living in seven zip codes surrounding the Johns Hopkins medical campus.

    Healthy Community Partnership

    Improving access to medical care, offering educational programs to the community, equipping individuals with needed resources and addressing health care disparities in the community.

 
  

Community Impact Reports

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Community Benefit Report: FY 2017

By supporting community institutions – congregations, schools, nonprofit organizations, and neighborhood centers – Johns Hopkins Medicine is able to reach those with the greatest needs. 

View the FY 2017 Community Benefit Report

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HopkinsLocal Progress Report: Year Two

Two years after the launch of HopkinsLocal, leaders from Johns Hopkins University and Health System provided an update on the institutions' efforts to expand economic opportunities for Baltimore businesses and residents.

Read the Year Two Progress Report.

Our Community Involvement Across Johns Hopkins Medicine

 
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