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Maryland Center for Health Equity

The Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE) is commited to improving the health of residents in the state of Maryland. Headquartered in the Office of the Dean at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, M-CHE is a TIER 3: Campus-­wide Research Initiative Program charged with providing support for the development of broad, multidisciplinary research initiatives that will position the university to become a national leader in the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities aimed toward achieving the nation's Healthy People 2030 goal of health equity.

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Barbershops and salons participate in M-CHE's Health Advocates In Reach and Research (HAIR) program.

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Please consider donating to the Maryland Center for Health Equity.  Donated funds provide support for the development of broad, multidisciplinary research initiatives that will address racial and ethnic health disparities.

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The Latest News from the Maryland Center for Health Equity

Professor Stephen B. Thomas with two barbers and a stylist who are part of the HAIR community health educators team.
Community Vaccine Clinic at Hyattsville Barbershop
View Article Community Vaccine Clinic at Hyattsville Barbershop
Older African American man seated in doctor's office with health care professional standing up, both are wearing masks.
$2.3M Grant to Fund Study of Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care for Communities of Color
View Article $2.3M Grant to Fund Study of Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care for Communities of Color
Black men in barbershop
New Technique Explores African American Willingness To Participate in Genomics Research Through Storytelling
View Article New Technique Explores African American Willingness To Participate in Genomics Research Through Storytelling

Featured Projects

Summer Intern Students visit Black Barber shop as part of the Health Advocates In-Reach and Research (HAIR)

The Health Advocates In-Reach and Research Campaign (HAIR)

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Mission of Mercy, dentist cleaning teeth.

Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival: Free Adult Dental Clinic

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Maryland Statehouse Aerial photo

Health in All Policies Workgroup

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Contact Us!

Maryland Center for Health Equity
SPH Building, 4200 Valley Drive, Suite 3302
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611

Phone: (301) 405-8859
Fax: (301) 405-2542

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