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The Power of Partnerships

Expand efforts to improve the health and well-being of residents of Baltimore

Implementation Progress

Expand the Bloomberg School’s efforts to improve health and well-being in Baltimore.

Overview Statement

We will expand and deepen the Bloomberg School’s efforts to improve the health and well-being of Baltimore. Together with our colleagues in the schools of Medicine and Nursing, we will partner with city and community members and leaders to identify and address the pressing health needs of our East Baltimore community. SOURCE serves as an important pillar of our efforts to work with our local community toward these goals. We will expand these efforts, in collaboration with the Urban Health Institute and the School’s Office of Practice and Training, to promote and track a range of meaningful and sustained collaborations with local communities and organizations. We will ensure that whenever possible, we make research results and data sets about Baltimore publicly available, working with community members to explore solutions to our shared public health challenges.


  • Working with partners in East Baltimore to enhance community-based activities on addiction and overdose
  • Expanding the number of community organizations partnering with SOURCE for student, staff, and faculty community engagement experiences
  • Supporting leadership transition in the Urban Health Institute and working to develop an action plan for the coming year


  • Participating in a Tri-School effort to coordinate the development and implementation of improvements in the training of health professionals and the care of patients with opioid addition at Johns Hopkins, including a communications campaign at the University about stigma and informed by community input
  • Continued to support the efforts of the Center for a Livable Future to be a national leader in food systems design and policy, as well as demonstrate urban farm practices
  • Provided leadership to the Johns Hopkins-wide Sustainability Leadership Council that seeks to make our campus more environmentally sustainable and reduce the University’s carbon footprint to create the healthiest physical environments possible for Baltimore’s citizens
  • Experts from the School serve on the Hopkins Collaborative on School Health, a newly formed interdisciplinary collaboration that consists of members from the schools of Nursing and Medicine, the Bloomberg School, and Baltimore agencies.