Baltimore CONNECT is a partnership formed in 2013, with a 3-year funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Phase I). The partnership includes representatives from over 20 community organizations in East Baltimore and Johns Hopkins. The Hopkins team are: Albert Wu (Pi), Lee Bone, Chris Weston and Tony Boonyasai. The community-based organizations provide crucial social and health services: from housing services, job training, meals, grief counseling, and social services, to spiritual services, drug and alcohol recovery programs, case management and health screening. By enhancing communication and building relationships between hospitals, clinics, and these community-based organizations, we're working to provide better care and improve the health of East and Southeast Baltimore residents.
Phase II began in 2016, with the network of community-based organizations – Baltimore CONNECT – receiving 501 (c)(3) status. We're building and expanding a self-sustained, active network of community organizations to better serve our residents, with an additional focus on service and research projects to address specific community-identified needs, including oral health, mental and behavioral health, and transportation.
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