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Professor Sacoby Wilson from the University of Maryland School of Public Health

Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium, 8/11-13

Learn, network and prepare to take action on diverse environmental and climate justice topics at the eighth UMD EJ Symposium from August 11-13, 2022. View sessions virtually (8/11-12) and/or attend in person (8/13).

Photo: Professor Sacoby Wilson, director of the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health group at the UMD SPH.

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Illustration of pregnant Black woman with long hair holding her belly and wearing a mask with coronavirus cells in background.

Maternal Mortality Jumped During COVID-19 Pandemic

Analysis by Family Science's Marie Thoma Shows That Black and Hispanic Mothers Bore the Greatest Burden

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Center for Health Literacy Becomes Maryland's Consumer Health Information Hub

new Maryland law establishes the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy as the state’s Consumer Health Information Hub and will help state and local agencies provide the best and most useful health information using plain language standards.

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At the University of Maryland School of Public Health, we are driven by a passion to break down the barriers that keep individuals, families, communities and populations from attaining optimum health and wellness. Explore some of the ways we work to promote health, prevent disease and prolong active, high-quality lives through the topics below.

Make a difference with a degree from UMD Public Health

  • Mental Health
  • Health Literacy
  • Family and Child Health
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Health Equity
  • Health Care Access
  • COVID-19

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Fearlessly Promoting Health for All

At the University of Maryland School of Public Health, we are driven by a passion to break down the societal barriers that keep individuals, families, communities and populations from optimum health and wellness everyday. Join us on a fearless journey to do public health good!

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SPH research is making a difference in critical areas, from climate change’s impacts on health, physical activity’s benefits to aging brains and culturally competent mental health care's role in LGBTQ+ persons' health, among others.
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A member of the CONSERVE research team collects water from a field site to be analyzed for its chemical, microbial and physical qualities.