Former Baltimore Ravens lineback Ray Lewis hands out glasses to students at Vision for Baltimore launch May 9, 2016
Our Mission Statement
Johns Hopkins Government and Community Affairs (GCA) works to build and strengthen the relationships of Johns Hopkins University and Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Health System with a wide variety of external stakeholders from policymakers to business and community leaders, as well as neighborhood residents, whose interest and support are vital to the mission of Johns Hopkins. GCA staff members represent and help coordinate efforts at the federal, state, and local levels and in surrounding communities. GCA also serves as a resource for Johns Hopkins internal audiences by keeping those audiences apprised of risks and opportunities arising from policymakers’ proposals and actions.
GCA manages Johns Hopkins government relations with the federal government, the states of Maryland and Florida, Baltimore City, Montgomery County, other Maryland local governments and the District of Columbia. GCA also manages relationships with local, state and national associations and advocacy groups. The office organizes and coordinates community outreach activities for all of Baltimore City emphasizing the communities around the East Baltimore, Homewood, Peabody, and Johns Hopkins Bayview campuses, and serves as a coordinator for community outreach activities around Johns Hopkins campuses outside the Baltimore area. The government and community affairs offices at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D. C., as well as Strategic Initiatives/JHH Community Benefit are also members of GCA. The office is an active partner with our neighbors in each community we serve by fostering community stability and growth and enhancing public safety.
Learn about some of GCA's focus areas.
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