The Center for a Healthy Maryland, The Maryland State Medical Society Foundation 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.


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.

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.

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Public Health

The Center for a Healthy Maryland’s public health programs are dedicated to improving the health status of the citizens of Maryland through education, advocacy and linkage to resources. Learn about some of our partnerships, programs, and resources for providers below.

Physician Health

The Physician Health Programs are programs administered by the Center for a Healthy Maryland, The Maryland State Medical Society Foundation, to take cognizance of physicians, physicians assistance and other health professionals inability to practice medicine by reason of physical or mental illness, including but not limited alcoholism or drug dependence.

Accountability to the public through assurance of competent care to patients by physicians and other health professionals is a paramount responsibility of organized medicine.