Community Programs: Western Maryland RegionTitle: Mini-Med School
Description: The University of Maryland School of Medicine has offered Mini-Med School annually since the fall of 2001. Our purpose is to educate our West Baltimore neighbors about specific health conditions that affect them such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, asthma, breast cancer, and prostate cancer, and on topics that illustrate advances in medical technology. Additionally, we give community members the tools they need to identify risk factors, live a healthier lifestyle and if necessary, get treatment. Classes are held on five consecutive Wednesday evenings each fall at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD. During the Fall of 2005, the school partnered with Montgomery County's Latino Health Initiative, the University of Maryland Statewide Health Network and the Universities at Shady Grove to host a similar program for Latino communities in Montgomery County. School of Medicine faculty teach the course, which is free of charge and on a first come-first served basis.
Community Served: Citywide; Montgomery County
Services Provided: Health education
Client type: Adults,Elderly
Physical Location: On Campus,Off Campus
School System Served:
Service Location: University of Maryland School of Medicine 685 West Baltimore Street, Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md.
Program Timeframe: Continuous