Health Equity: At the Nexus of Science and Social Justice
“Addressing disparities necessarily requires dismantling the structural barriers that have disproportionately impacted health outcomes in historically marginalized and minoritized communities.” - Joseph L. Wright
On Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 5:30pm-8:00pm, the Judge Alexander Williams Center, Jr. Center for Education, Justice and Ethics hosted the Fourth Annual Lecture centered on Ethics titled "Health Equity: At the Nexus of Science and Social Justice". Joseph L. Wright, Chief Health Equity Officer of the University of Maryland Medical System, spoke about structural racism and its connection to health inequities that disproportionately affect marginalized communities. Tune into the following videos provided by the JAW Center as well as our honorees for the lecture.
2022 Lecture Summary Video
Roberta’s House: A Family Grief Support Center
Roberta’s House is a safe place where children, teens and adults discover that they are not alone in their grief. Children with their families share their feelings, memories and experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance with the love and support of trained volunteers.
Maryland Center for Health Equity
The Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE) is committed 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.
Parole Health Center
From its beginnings as a PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) group offering health services to the community, to a vital, thriving health center serving Anne Arundel County residents, the Parole Health Center (PHC) has grown as the neighborhood has grown, because of the diligence and dedication of its community members.