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Jam Sessions and Special Events

Our events program offers convening opportunities for health professional, researchers, students, and community residents or leaders to learn from each, present new ideas, make new connections. We host monthly Jam Sessions along with Special Events.


About Health Equity Jam Sessions

A central highlight is the monthly Health Equity Jam Sessions held at the Center. These offer opportunities for colleagues and community members to engage with one other in an informal setting. The goal of these jam sessions is to provide a supportive forum to discuss research ideas, proposals, research-in-progress, responses to peer review, career development, collaborations, and opportunities to be inspired and energized by each other.

  • Presenters come from the JHU community, other academic institutions, and our community partners.  The series of jam sessions cover diverse equity-related health topics such.
  • Health Equity Jam Sessions are usually held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from September to May. Light refreshments are served. 
  • The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity is the primary sponsor of the Health Equity Jam Sessions; the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and the Alliance for a Healthier World are partnering co-sponsors of the sessions. 

Further Resources: 

  • Review our collection of Event Round Ups with highlights from previous Jam sessions

  • To view the video archive of past jam sessions, please visit our Periscope channel. 
  • For more information about the Health Equity Jam Sessions and future presentation opportunities, please email the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity Training Core at  

About Health Equity Special Events 

Each year, the Center hosts or works with partners to offer a few special events which target a wide audience including community representation, local partners, media, policy makers along with researchers and health professionals.  Previous special events included: 

  • Fierce Urgency of Now: The Legacy of Dr. Shalon M. Irving + Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal Health, February 2019
  • Achieving Health Equity Together: Local Lessons & Global Applications, April 2019
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Check our events calendar and announcements. Make plans to attend in person or online, contribute ideas, network, and learn.

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Round-Up of Recent Events

Round-Up of Recent Events

View summaries of previous events including key highlights, image galleries, video recordings, and media coverage.

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