The Mission of the Collaborative is to advise and encourage policies, programs, and innovations that improve the health of minorities and all Marylanders.
The Collaborative strategy involves broad and diverse partnerships, race and ethnic data analysis, community participation and empowerment, and efforts to increase awareness.
The Collaborative is co-chaired by the current DHMH Secretary and Donna Jacobs, Esq, Senior Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, University of Maryland Medical System.
Collaborative members includes key stakeholders in Maryland with expertise and program knowledge on the elimination of racial and ethnic minority health disparities.
The Collaborative is open to all interested individuals and organizations. Organizations invited to participate in the Collaborative include a wide representation of State and Local health leadership, healthcare administrators, community health advocates, faith-based representatives, academic leadership, and includes representatives from diverse geographic locations.