Port Towns Community Health Partnership
The Port Towns Community Health Partnership (PTCHP) is a collaboration of community residents, organizations and funders, all working together to support healthy living in the Port Towns. Our partners include Port Towns youth and adult residents, schools, non-profit organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, local government leaders, Kaiser Permanente, Consumer Health Foundation, the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation and United Way of the National Capital Area.
Maryland Office on Minority Health and Health Disparities
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene envisions a state in which health care services are organized and delivered in a manner designed to eliminate health disparities among its ethnic and racial populations, thereby leading the way to a Healthy Maryland in the New Millennium.
Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States:
Building Environmentally Just, Sustainable, and Livable Communities
From the "Father of Environmental Justice" comes, Environmental Health and Racial Equity, a first-rate account of events, individuals, and organizations that have shaped the environmental justice movement over the past two decades. This book will be an excellent source of information that every serious scholar of the subject should want to have in their collection. The struggles chronicled are both instructive and inspirational to any one who wants to make a difference.
Health Literacy Maryland:
Strategic Thinking for Strategic Action
June 1-2, 2011
School of Public Health
Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
A Better State of Health…Through Health Literacy
Bonnie Braun, Horowitz Center Director
Teresa McCoy, Assistant Director for Evaluation and Assessment,
University of Maryland Extension
Child Health and Well-Being
This conference will convene between 30 and 40 researchers to discuss the following aspects of child health and well-being, considering both emerging findings that might be used to guide policy and areas in need of further research: (1) Overview of health disparities among children, (2) how SES gets ‘under the skin’ (e.g. brain functioning and stress biomarkers), (3) childhood antecedents of adult health, (4) policy impacts on childhood health.
Healthy Start is certified under the Maryland Association of Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program, which is bestowed only to the most well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated continued compliance with 55 specific Standards for Excellence based on honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility and accountability.
Nicole Lurie, Katherine M. Harris, Regina A. Shih,
Teague Ruder, Amber Price, Linda G. Martin,
Joie Acosta, Janice C. Blanchard
Prepared for the Prince George's County Council.
Like most counties in the United States, Prince George's County, Maryland, faces the ongoing challenge of ensuring the health of its residents in the context of severe fiscal constraints. This challenge has grown more complex in the past decade, as the County's
population has become increasingly diverse, demographically and sociodemographically. more
2007 Progress Report
Eliminating Health Disparities in Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland
The purpose of this inaugural ce nte r on Health Care Disparities Report is to provide
local health providers, community stakeholders, and policy makers with an overview of health
disparities affecting communities in the tri-county Maryland region surrounding Washington, DC
(Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties). This report details demographic trends,
cultural influences on health, analyses of health disparities across a range of health issues, and
provides brief descriptions of local community groups working to reduce health disparities.more
A health system approach to
chronic disease prevention/
A Discussion Paper
Prepared By Meredith Woermke, Project Manager
Population & Public Health
Provincial Health Services Authority
The increasing prevalence of chronic health conditions among British Columbians has been identified as
a key threat to the sustainability of the health care system. Evidence shows "at-risk" or "vulnerable" groups
have a higher rate of chronic disease due to their social and economic circumstances; however, the impacts
of chronic diseases can be significantly reduced through chronic disease prevention and management
efforts (Bromeling, Watson & Black, 2005; Bromeling, Watson, & Prebtani, 2008; Hayward & Colman,
2003). While in the past, many chronic disease prevention strategies have focused on interventions aimed
at modifying individual lifestyle and behavioural risk factors associated with increased risk of chronic
disease (such as smoking, diet, and physical activity), there is growing evidence that such approaches will
have limited success. Research shows that community- and systems-level approaches that target the social,
economic, and environmental root causes of poor health can be more effective at preventing chronic
disease and can greatly improve the overall health of the population (Bromeling, Watson & Prebtani, 2008;
Hayward & Colman, 2003; Health Officers Council of BC, 2008; Pan-Canadian Public Health Network,
2008; Prevention Institute, 2006)..more
The site addresses how GISis continually used in healthy research and promotion such as disease surveillance, community health projects, or other research projects which it has encountered. With many available functions to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data, researchers utilize GIS for disease surveillance, data collection, and data visualization.