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MHHD : Health Disparities Collaborative

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Maryland ​​​​Health Disparities Collaborative​​ 

The Maryland Health Disparities Collaborative was established in 2008 in compliance with Maryland Health-General Article, Section 20-1004 that calls for a statewide alliance to promote the objectives of the Office.  The MHHD is located within the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is required by statute to provide guidance to DHMH on eliminating health disparities.

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.

ThCollaborative 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.


If you would like to participate in the Collaborative or have any questions, please e-mail​ 

​​Key Collaborative Documents

​Health E​quity Guidelines and Principles​ (November 2012)​

Maryland Health Disparities Plan of Action 2010 - 2014​​ (March 2010)​​​


Contact Us
 Minority Health and Health Disparities
Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene
201 W. Preston Street, Rm. 500
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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