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Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity

At the Center for Health Equity, we envision a community, a nation, and a world in which every person can achieve his or her best health.

Who we are

We are highly committed change agents. We are working to make healthcare institutions more equitable, communities more engaged, and health policies and practices more effective to eliminate disparities in health and healthcare in Baltimore, the United States, and the world. 

We understand health inequity is a complex problem that requires careful investigation from multiple perspectives.  Our multi-faceted approach integrates research, community engagement, education, and policy translation, and develops leaders.  We strive to, first, identify and remove barriers to optimal health, and second, develop and provide the resources, programs, and support systems that will help people from communities that have been economically and/or socially marginalized become, and stay, well. In our daily work we draw upon values that are critical to achieving health equity, such as respect, integrity, trustworthiness, collaboration, rigor, innovation, and social justice, to guide our actions. 


Convening and Stimulating Ideas

For health professionals, researchers, students, and community residents or leaders. View upcoming events and highlights from recent sessions on addressing health equity.

Why Focus on Health Equity?

Advancing Health Equity through Research

Learn about our research. Become a research collaborator, implementing partner, or supporter.

Learning and Training With Us

Offering educational events, workshops, degree courses and online MOOCs about health equity.

Engaging Communities

We work closely with patients, community leaders, researchers, educators, and policymakers to carry out new health equity research, education, and advocacy initiatives.

Translating Research into Policy

Why are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem?

“...not only an essential read but a central question for our time.”
- Marc H. Morial, President/CEO, National Urban League