At the University of Maryland Medical Center University and Midtown Campuses, we believe in and support population health and community health improvement in many ways. We provide health services to underserved populations, health education and screenings, financial and in-kind donations, support groups, charitable care and a variety of clinics to name a few.
We work with community partners to eliminate health care disparities by delivering programs that focus on prevention and wellness, leading to better health outcomes for the communities we serve.
- The Baltimore City Cancer Program is a community-based initiative funded through Maryland's Cigarette Restitution Fund Program. It was created in 2001 to help eliminate cancer deaths in Baltimore City through early detection, diagnosis, treatment and education.
- Human Virology’s newly formed outpatient Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) at UMMC Midtown Campus is making a difference for those in the community living with HIV and hepatitis C by immediately linking new patients to medical care and social work support. A clinical social worker is in the clinic every day to coordinate each patient’s clinic experience.
- The Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This UMMC-sponsored 16-week class is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development of Type 2 Diabetes.
- The Bridge Program was founded by UMMC’s Violence Intervention Program. The program assists patients, employees and students in Baltimore City and the surrounding counties who are experiencing or have experienced any form of intimate-partner violence. Services can include bedside crisis intervention, counseling and referrals as well as assistance obtaining protective/peace orders.
- Harbor City Unlimited Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP) is a non-medical psychiatric rehabilitation and residential rehabilitation program for persons with severe mental illness. The core principle to rehabilitation stems from the recovery model where staff partner with clients to facilitate identification of strengths, goals and potential for growth. Work focuses on helping the individual manage their illness and move forward with their life.
- The University Farmers' Market is open from mid-May to mid-November and every week the University bus brings a fourth or fifth grade class to the market at University Plaza. The Kids to Farmers' Market team gives each student a backpack stuffed with healthy-eating information, seasonal fruit and vegetable recipes, and $10 of “farmers market bucks” that can be used to buy items. At the end of the session each child receives a healthy lunch to take back to school .By hosting the Farmers' Market, UMMC and UMB are helping to improve the availability of fresh, locally grown food to its employees, patients, visitors and area residents and businesses.
- Roberta's House offers a comprehensive bereavement support program for healing the "hearts and minds" of children and their families emotionally, physically and spiritually. Roberta's House offers free programs and services to low-income, school-age children and teens together with their families. The service is particularly focused on those who have experienced the death of a loved one; those who have family or friends that have been victims of homicide; those living in high crime areas of Baltimore. Counseling programs are designed to restore children and their families to a place of wholeness and provide support as they experience grieving the death of a family member, friend or significant person.
- Health professionals from UMMC and UMMS system hospitals bring free medical checks and health information to the West Baltimore community at over 50 events a year, hosted everywhere from community centers and churches to employer health fairs. For more information about our health fairs, contact Mariellen Synan at firstname.lastname@example.org.