The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity (formerly known as the Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities) is led and founded by Dr. Lisa Cooper, James F. Fries Professor of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Distinguished Professor.
Who are we?
We are highly committed change agents. We are working to make healthcare institutions more equitable, communities more engaged, and health policies and practices more effective so as to eliminate disparities in health and healthcare in Baltimore, the United States, and the world. Our team includes 47 Center faculty and 20 staff, trainees, community advisory board, advisory board, and partners. Our experience spans upwards of 30 years of innovative research and practice.
What do we strive for and how will we achieve it?
We are driven to advance effective health system and community practices and policies that will achieve health equity in the U.S. and around the world; we achieve this through leadership, research, community engagement, education, and policy translation. We promote equity in health and healthcare for communities that have been economically and/or socially marginalized through advancing scientific knowledge, educating and training scholars, engaging and partnering with communities, raising public awareness of health inequities, and advocating for changes in clinical practice and policy.
Health inequity is a complex problem that requires careful investigation from multiple perspectives. To address this multi-faceted challenge, our approach involves the following key strategies:
- RESEARCH AND TRANSLATION
- EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
- PUBLIC POLICY
- LOCAL GLOBAL LEARNING
Learn more about the Center history, our team, and our strategic approach to addressing health inequities.