The Social Determinants of Health Taskforce for Baltimore City, led by the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), works to identify and examine the conditions in which individuals are born, grow, live, work, and age and that are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources, whether globally, nationally, or locally.
These attributes, also known as the social determinants of health, are seen as primarily responsible for what are called health inequities: the unfair and unavoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries.

Background

On May 15, 2018, Gov. Larry Hogan approved the creation of the Social Determinants of Health Taskforce for Baltimore City proposed in the Maryland State Assembly. The primary sponsor for the bill was Sen. Shirley Pulliam, who represents Maryland’s 44th Legislative District and chairs the Senate’s subcommittee on minority health disparities of the Health and Government Operations Committee.

Taskforce Leadership

Oversight Leadership

Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Maryland General Assembly

Taskforce Leadership

Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, RN, CRNP
Taskforce Chair

Dr. Chris Gibbons
Co-Chair

 

Advisory Board

Del. Keith Haynes
Maryland Legislative District 44B

Taskforce Chairs & Subcommittee Co-Chairs
(Full list below)

Subcommittee Leadership

Subcommittee Leadership

Social Justice

Antoinette Mugar, RN, MSN
Chair

Vacant
Co-Chair

Health & Human Services

Dr. Harolyn Belcher
Chair

Dr. Denyce Watties-Daniels
Co-Chair

Workforce Development & Jobs

Dr. Stacy Smith
Chair

Vacant
Co-Chair

Housing

Dr. Marik Moen
Chair

Nicole Earle
Co-Chair

Education

Dennis A. Scott, MPA
Chair

Vacant
Co-Chair