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Community Outreach and Engagement

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In the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering (EHE), we recognize our responsibility to serve and educate the community where we live, learn, work, and play. EHE's Community Outreach and Engagement program provides access to Johns Hopkins expertise and care to communities throughout Baltimore and Maryland. Our goal is to improve the ability of everyone to have access to health education and screenings, learn disease prevention, early detection, and treatment.

Day at the Market

The Northeast Market is where Johns Hopkins meets the community. Twice a month, our neighbors can receive important educational materials, get their questions answered by our public health and health care experts, and receive services and resources that will help them make healthy choices.  

Market Day gives our faculty, staff, students, and researchers an opportunity to share their expertise, learn from community members, and deepen their connection with community partners.

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    What We Do

    WHERE: Northeast Market, 2101 E. Monument St., Baltimore, 21205 
    WHEN: Second and last Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

    • Health education programs that cover healthy eating, physical activity, cancer prevention and more 
    • Health screenings  
    • Distribution of COVID-19 prevention supplies 

    Additional market days are usually centered on one topic. 

    WHEN: First Tuesday of the month, 12 to 1:30 p.m., occasional Saturdays from 12 to 2 p.m. A schedule of special events is posted at the market.

    Topics include:

    • Job readiness 
    • Voter registration 
    • Census questionnaires 
    • Disaster preparedness 
    • Energy savings 
    • Healthy food cooking demonstrations 
    • Expert advice: Ask a Pharmacist, Ask a Doctor 
    • Research: Study volunteers, study results
    woman with mask and gloves dooing healthy food demo
    Why The Markets?  

    Baltimore Public Markets have a long history in Baltimore and they remain central points for commerce and gathering. Our presence in the market allows us to engage with the community in a personal and meaningful way.  

    In 2018, we expanded our Day at the Market Program to Lexington Market in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center. Together, we bring health, nutrition, and exercise resources to the patrons at Lexington Market. 

      Day at the Market Sponsors
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      Get Involved

      We distribute COVID-19 related information and supplies, including hand soap, hand sanitizer, and masks. To support this effort, you may write a check to: Bloomberg School of Public Health External Affairs and direct its use to Day at the Market.  

      Mail it to: 

      Bloomberg School of Public Health 
      External Affairs, E2132 
      Attention: Yolanda Tillett 
      615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 

      Contact Us

      Barbara Bates-Hopkins, Community Relations Coordinator 

      Norma Kanarek, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor
      Faculty Adviser