About CFHM



The Center’s mission is to enhance the quality of medical care, and improve the health of the citizens of the State of Maryland.


We envision a society in which physicians partner with other stakeholders to promote the physical, mental and social well-being of all the citizens of Maryland.

History and Organizational Structure

The Center for a Healthy Maryland (formerly MedChi Foundation) is an affiliate of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society. It was established in 1976 as a 501(c)(3) corporation to support the charitable, educational and scientific purposes and functions of MedChi. These include education, quality improvement, health promotion, community outreach, preservation of MedChi history, and public health.

A subsequent reorganization occurred in July 2004 which consolidated the administration of all public health and physician-quality programs under the Foundation. In September 2005, the MedChi Foundation was renamed and launched as the Center for a Healthy Maryland, an affiliate of MedChi, to better reflect its vision, mission and activities.

Primary Activities

The Center supports the study of medicine and diffusion of medical knowledge though the continuing medical education of physicians, provides programs to maintain the wellness of practicing physicians serving the public, preserves and learns from the past history of medical care in Maryland, educates the public about medical issues and promotes public health programs.

Program Areas

Maryland Physician Health Programs
Grant-Funded Health and Education Programs
History of Maryland Medicine – New!

What You Can Do

Be a health leader in your community. Contact the Center to find out how you can help achieve health goals in Maryland.

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Center!  Your contribution will help support our charitable programs and activities.

Contact Information

For more information about the Center for a Healthy Maryland, please contact:


Debra C. Sciabarrasi
Executive Director
Tel: 800.492.1056/410.539.0872
Fax: 410.649.4131