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The Urban Health Institute
The UHI serves as an interface between Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore community in which it resides. The UHI was established in 2000 by Dr. William Brody, then president of the University, in response to a recommendation from the Urban Health Council - a group of community residents, clergy, local leaders, business representatives, city officials, and faculty, staff, and students from the Johns Hopkins Institutions. Together with its community partners, the UHI explores ways that the research, teaching, and clinical expertise of the University can be better harnessed for the benefit of the residents of East Baltimore.
Their mission is to serve as a catalyst that brings together the resources of Johns Hopkins Institutions with the City of Baltimore, and especially East Baltimore to improve the community’s health and well being, and in so doing serve as a model of community-university collaboration regionally and nationally.
This research study was funded by the Urban Health Institute.
Transgender Response Team
The Transgender Response Team (TRT) is a group of health and human services providers, state and local government representatives, transgender and gender nonconforming community members, and allies who meet as equal stakeholders to work toward solutions to health and wellness concerns within transgender communities in Maryland.
Meetings are held monthly at the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, convened by Jean-Michel Brevelle, Sexual Minorities Programs Manager, at the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services. New members are always welcome!
The TRT will accomplish this work by focusing on efforts that (1) reduce the stigma and oppression that fuel risk and risk-taking behavior; (2) facilitate power sharing between consumers and providers, and; (3) promote solution-based dialogues and actions.
Since its founding in 1916, the Bloomberg School has advanced research, education and practice to create solutions to public health problems around the world. Faculty, staff and students have helped eradicate smallpox, made water safe to drink, improved child survival, reduced the spread of HIV and uncovered the dangers of tobacco smoke. Researchers and scientists are now discovering ways to eliminate malaria, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic disease, improve the health of mothers and infants, and change the biology of aging.
Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying knowledge in the field and educating tomorrow’s public health leaders. But what is public health? In the medical field, clinicians treat diseases and injuries one patient at a time. But in public health, we work to prevent disease and injury. Public health researchers, practitioners and educators work with communities and populations. We identify the causes of disease and disability, and implement large scale solutions.