In July 2013, the M-CHE established a partnership with the Embry Center for Family Life.  This partnership, titled “The Healthy Lakeland Project” is dedicated to developing mutually beneficial programs, projects and activities to support the health and well-being of residents of Lakeland, MD, the historic African American neighborhood established in 1890, on the doorstep of the University of Maryland in College Park.  The M-CHE will provide resources, support, and expertise to The Embry Center for Family Life to help them accomplish their goal of improving the lives of community members through education, training, counseling, and support.  The M-CHE will assist the Embry Center for Family Life with preparation of grant proposals, provide materials, opportunities, and institutional support for community based projects such as Health Expos and Community Forums, information sharing on research data related to health equity and nutrition, and support in developing and conducting a health needs assessment.