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Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity

At the Center for Health Equity, we envision a community, a nation, and a world in which every person can achieve his or her best health. 

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 to eliminate disparities in health and healthcare in Baltimore, the United States, and the world. 

We understand health inequity is a complex problem that requires careful investigation from multiple perspectives.  Our multi-faceted approach integrates research, community engagement, education, and policy translation, and develops leaders.  We strive to, first, identify and remove barriers to optimal health, and second, develop and provide the resources, programs, and support systems that will help people from disadvantaged communities become, and stay, well. In our daily work we draw upon values that are critical to achieving health equity, such as respect, integrity, trustworthiness, collaboration, rigor, innovation, and social justice, to guide our actions. 

Why focus on Health Equity? 

Explore our website resources below to understand why improvements are critical to the wellbeing of communities and to learn why this challenge drives us every day.

About the Center

About the Center

What, why, and how we work. Learn about our team, center history, strategic approach and progress made towards health equity.

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Advance Health Equity With Us

Advance Health Equity With Us

Learn about our research. Become a research collaborator, implementing partner, or supporter.

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Learn and Train With Us

Learn and Train With Us

Offering educational events, workshops, degree courses and online MOOCs about health equit.

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Attend our Events

Attend our Events

For health professionals, researchers, students, and community residents or leaders.

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Visit our Community Corner

Visit our Community Corner

Helpful resources dedicated to community members and partners.

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