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Club UMB @ George Washington Elementary School

President's Outreach Council Youth leadership after-school program site.

Club UMB @ Southwest Baltimore Charter

1300 Herkimer St
Baltimore, MD 21223
President's Outreach Council Youth leadership after-school program site. 

CLUB UMB @ Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy

100 North Calhoun St
Baltimore, MD 21230
High School Interns are placed with UMB researchers for 12 hours pear week during the school year for a research internship experience. 

West Baltimore Health Empowerment Zone (HEZ) – Zip Codes 21216, 21217, 21223, and 21229

HEZs are designed to reduce health disparities among Maryland’s racial and ethnic groups and between geographic areas, improve health care access and health outcomes, and reduce health care costs by providing a variety of incentives to defined geographic areas with high rates of disparities.

The West Baltimore Primary Care Access Collaborative (WBPCAC) was one five successful applications to the State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission request for proposals.   The overarching goal of the West Baltimore HEZ is to improve access to primary and preventive care in West Baltimore to reduce the incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses in the following zip codes: 21216, 21217, 21223, and 21229. Within those zip codes are 86,000 West Baltimore residents, including 43,000 people who are obese, 36,000 smokers and 6,500 adults with cardiovascular disease, leading to excessively high utilization of emergency department services. 

The WBPCAC is a multi-stakeholder group composed of 16 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), major Baltimore hospital centers, and community based organizations, and higher education institutions, including University of Maryland, Baltimore and Coppin State University.  The WBPCAC has identified two overarching strategies: 1) creation of an independent entity, the West Baltimore Community Asset and Resource Exchange (CARE), 2) collaborative-wide implementation of the patient-centered medical home approach. The West Baltimore CARE component will contain three centers including the Center for Community Enrichment, Center for Primary Care and Workforce Development, and Center for Quality. University of Maryland, Baltimore is represented on the Steering Committee by Dr. Renee Fox, Executive Director of the Institute for a Healthiest Maryland. The WBPCAC steering committee oversees all areas of the WBPCAC.

Start on Success Program

620 W Lexington St
Baltimore, MD 21201

A partnership among the University of Md, Baltimore City Public Schools, National Organization on Disabilities, and the Office of Employment Development. Work based learning is provided to educationally and emotionally disadvantaged students. 

Staff Senate Winter Drive

620 W Lexington St
Baltimore, MD 21201

A collection organized by the Staff Senate Community Outreach Committee for in-patient veterans housed at Baltimore Veterans Administration Center. 

Youthworks Program

620 W Lexington St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Baltimore City’s YouthWorks summer jobs program will match young people between the ages of 14 and 21 to six-week work experiences with private sector, nonprofit, and city and state government employers. Each Summer, UMB hosts youth and provides them with a lab or research position with the School of Medicine.