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 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, Governor 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.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Get involved! All meetings listed below are open to anyone who wants to attend.

Taskforce Leadership

Oversight Leadership

President Jay. A Perman, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Maryland General Assembly

Taskforce Leadership

Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, RN, CRNP
Taskforce Chair

Dr. Chris Gibbons
Co-Chair

 

Advisory Board

Sen. Shirley Pulliam, BSN, MS
Maryland Legislative District 44

Del. Keith Haynes
Maryland Legislative District 44B

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

Subcommittee Leadership

Civil Unrest & Social Justice

Antoinette Mugar, RN, MSN
Chair

Lyn Twyman
Co-Chair

Health & Human Services

Dr. Annelle Primm
Chair

Charles Jackson
Co-Chair

 

Workforce Development & Jobs

Dr. Stacy Smith
Chair

Joseph Daniels
Co-Chair

Housing

Klaus Philipsen
Chair

Andre Robinson
Co-Chair

Education

Dr. Charlotte Wood
Chair

Dennis A. Scott, MPA
Co-Chair