Department of Health Policy and Management
Mission Statement for Baltimore
The Department of Health Policy and Management emphasizes the importance of sound management and creative leadership in identifying and implementing effective and equitable solutions. In Baltimore, the Department works to support effective health policy on a broad range of topics, working with both the public and private sectors.
Preventing Violence in Baltimore
Professor Daniel Webster has worked for more than 20 years to understand and prevent shootings and homicides in Baltimore. His comprehensive evaluation of the Baltimore’s Safe Streets program found reductions in shootings and changes in attitudes about gun violence in several neighborhoods plagued by gun violence. He also directs the Johns-Hopkins-Baltimore Collaborative for Violence Reduction, a partnership with local law enforcement to evaluate violence reduction strategies and promote positive engagement with communities.
Internships for City and State Public Health Departments
Associate Scientist Beth Resnick directs the PHASE program, which places students in internships at both the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore City Health Department, and other local health departments. In 2014-2015, students supported efforts to improve overdose prevention strategies, expand access to end of life care planning, build a population health driven primary care model, and report on Baltimore City’s progress towards improving and sustaining the health and quality of life of its residents.
Improving Community Engagement
Professor Albert Wu is leading Baltimore CONNECT, a network of 20 community-based organizations in East Baltimore, that aims to improve connections with one another and with Johns Hopkins medical providers, and to improve engagement of local residents seeking health and social services.
HPM Baltimore Project: Supporting Partnerships
The Department of Health Policy and Management is planning for small grants to be made available to incentivize faculty to pursue projects with community partners in Baltimore. We will specifically encourage new faculty or faculty who are not already engaged in the community to apply. The funding would go toward piloting new initiatives only, rather than supporting work already underway. Successful applicants should have a Baltimore-based partner already in place and clearly articulate how the pilot funding would be used to bring future resources to fund the collaborative work.