HISTORY AND ACTIVITIES Center for a Healthy Maryland, Inc. (formerly MedChi Foundation, Inc.) was established in 1976 as an affiliate of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to promote and support MedChi’s charitable, public health and educational activities. These activities help fulfill the medical society’s mission to serve as the state’s foremost advocate for physicians, their patients, and the public health. The Center administers the medical society’s public health and physician quality programs. The Center has funded a variety of activities over the last few years. These include the Live and Then Give organ donation program, essay contests on domestic violence, continuing medical education programs at MedChi’s annual convention, and conferences on substance abuse and performing arts medicine. Donations to support the good works of the Center are gratefully accepted. The MedChi Center for a Healthy Maryland is a 501c(3) organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The majority of program activities are primarily funded by grants and contracts. Current and past sources of support include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore City Health Department, Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, March of Dimes, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Open Society Institute-Baltimore.
FOCUS FOR ACTIVITIES
Health Promotion — directed at the public to improve health status.
Quality Improvement — directed at physicians and other providers in the medical and social services sectors to improve their ability to serve patients/clients.