Welcome to the Office of Government & Community Affairs

The Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) works to build and strengthen Johns Hopkins‘ relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders whose interest and support are vital to the mission of Johns Hopkins.  GCA staff members serve both the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System by representing and coordinating the efforts of both institutions at the federal, state, and local levels and in surrounding communities.

We represent Johns Hopkins at Baltimore City Hall, the State House and in Washington, D.C., as well as in local, state and national nonprofit organizations. We organize community outreach activities for all of Baltimore City emphasizing the communities around the East Baltimore, Homewood and Bayview campuses.  These programs focus on health services and resources, capacity building, developing career goals and improving education outcomes.  We are an active partner with our neighbors in fostering community stability and growth and public safety.

The office is headed by Thomas Lewis, Vice President for Government and Community Affairs at The Johns Hopkins University and Vice President for Government and Community Affairs at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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