Strategic Initiatives and Community Health Improvement partners with colleagues across Johns Hopkins University and Medicine to discover, analyze and present comprehensive information to strengthen Johns Hopkins' public position and reduce institutional risk.
Strategic Initiatives and Community Health Improvements sponsors activities such as CPR classes.
Through their representation on the Community Health Improvement Strategy Council, Strategic Initiatives members represent all Johns Hopkins Hospital departments for community benefit and health improvement for the 300+ ongoing outreach programs to hospital and health system leadership, internal staff and external audiences. The team works closely and collaboratively with community health and community outreach teams at all JHHS hospitals to align priorities and messages system wide.
The Strategic Initiatives team produces collateral materials and reports for public relations and government compliance and influences positive community perception and change through strategic program development and communication strategies. Reporting responsibilities in addition to the annual community benefit report include conducting the triennial Community Health Needs Assessment & Resulting Implementation Strategy for the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the Economic Impact Reports (conducted every three years), the Community Engagement Inventory and various federal, state and local government compliance reports.
Visit our staff page to learn more about the Strategic Initiatives and Community Health Improvement Team.
Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bayview Community Benefit Program Highlights
Improving Access to Healthcare - Hopkins Community Connections Family Resource Desks
Referrals to government and community resources related to basic and social needs of patients and their families, such as food, clothing, shelter, energy security, pest mitigation, and job training. Contact the Program Director for Health Leads Baltimore at 410.502.8450.
Improving Access to Healthcare – The Access Partnership
Primary care visits and specialty referrals for uninsured and underinsured residents of the community surrounding Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview. Contact the Program Director for Health Leads Baltimore at 410.502.8450.
Medical Director Support at the Esperanza Center
JHH/JHBMC provide funding for the Medical Director at the Esperanza Center which is staffed by volunteers. The Center provides free medical and dental services to uninsured immigrants in the metro Baltimore area.
New in 2021 - Hospital Responders "Break the Cycle" Intervention Program
The "Break the Cycle" program is a hospital-based violence intervention program (HVIP) and is a best practice for hospitals looking to make an impact on the issue of gun violence. Trained Peer Recovery Specialists contact each patient admitted to the hospital for intentional blunt force trauma (gunshot and stab wounds) to engage in dialogue followed by participation in de-escalation and recovery programs.
For more information and about community benefits at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview view the 2021 Community Benefit Report and the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment on our Publications and Reports page.