Leading in the Community

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We’re not simply located in the West Baltimore and Shady Grove communities--or our global one. We are embedded in them and embrace them.

We are a partner to the committed community-serving organizations here, and we are dedicated to improving health outcomes, addressing health disparities, and striving for health equity for our neighbors.

Featured Initiatives

Governor's Wellmobile Program

Our Wellmobiles provide primary health care to uninsured and underserved residents across Central Maryland while serving as interprofessional clinical education sites.

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RICH Collaborative

The West Baltimore RICH Collaborative aims to reduce health inequities for residents in Baltimore through robust and innovative partnerships and to increase social connections in West Baltimore.

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Health Care in the Library

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A community partnership between UMSON and the Enoch Pratt Library, UMSON nursing students are embedded in library branches to provide crucial free services to the community.

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Paul's Place

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For more than 30 years, UMSON has had a partnership with this agency serving homeless and low-income individuals in West Baltimore; approximately 75 UMB students gain real-world interprofessional experience here each year.

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Home and Community Based Health Care Symposium

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Each year, UMSON and Maxim Healthcare Services hosts this symposium designed to inform health care system stakeholders on emerging forces and developments within home- and community-based care.

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Community and Public Health Environmental Initiative

UMSON provides health oversight for children and families served by Baltimore City Early Head Start, Head Start, and Family Support Centers. 

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University of Maryland, Baltimore Community Engagement Center

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The University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Community Engagement Center offers a free public health nurse program through its Health Suite that serves anyone in Baltimore city but focuses on residents in West Baltimore.

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Office of Global Health

Our Office of Global Health works to build nursing capacity, strengthen health systems, and improve global health.

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