2016 Pilot Study Awards
A grant Request for Application (RFA) was released in February 2016 to fund novel educational projects that will increase the capacity and competency of the healthcare workforce to integrate community and population health strategies to improve the health of underserved populations. Awards were made on July 1, 2016:
Lifestyle Medicine Education for Healthy Eating and Diabetes Prevention Among Vulnerable Populations in the Remington Neighborhood of Baltimore, led by Tina Kumra, MD; Clinical Director, General Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Dr. Kumra is developing a program that will contract the services of an expert in the emerging field of Culinary Medicine to train residents, clinic staff and community leaders to teach patients and parishioners at a local church how to prepare nutritious, price-sensitive, delicious dishes. Additional workshops will focus on how foods and dietary behaviors can contribute to the prevention of diabetes and obesity.
Training for Engagement and Advocacy in Community Health (TEACH), led by Erica Johnson, MD; Internal Medicine Residency Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Dr. Johnson is leading the development of a longitudinal curriculum that will allow internal medicine residents to identify and address social determinants of health in patient care, increase utilization of community resources through direct community partnerships, and engage with the community to achieve health equity goals in Baltimore.