The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) promotes the science of pharmacoeconomics (health economics) and outcomes research (the scientific discipline that evaluates the effect of health care interventions on patient well-being including clinical, economic, and patient-centered outcomes) and facilitates the translation of this research into useful information for healthcare decision-makers to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness of health care to improve health.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is a website of U.S. Deapartment of Health & Human Services which provides survey data for research purposes.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions.
PatientsLikeMe is a data-driven social networking health site that enables its members to share condition, treatment, and symptom information in order to monitor their health over time and learn from real-world outcomes.
The Bon Secours Baltimore Health System (BSBHS) helps people and communities to health and wholeness by providing compassionate, quality health care and being good help to all in need in west Baltimore, with special concern for the poor and dying.
The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 2,500 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members. The ABC is dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color through education, research and advocacy.
The University of Maryland Center for Health Equity (UMCHE) is a designated TIER 3: Campus-wide Research Initiative Program (CRI) charged with providing support for development of broad, multidisciplinary research initiatives that will position the university to become a national leader in elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities aimed toward achieving the nation’s Healthy People 2020 goal of health equity. The CHE is administratively headquartered in the SPH’s Office of the Dean.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore has partnered with community based non-profits and faith-based organizations to improve the educational, social, health, and economic opportunities of children from birth to young adulthood in the West Baltimore neighborhood of Upton/Druid Heights. Entitled, Promise Heights, the partnership is led by the School of Social Work and is creating a pipeline of interconnected services that begins with prenatal care and continues through college to career. Promise Heights seeks to surround children and families with a holistic set of supports that enable them to succeed at home, in school, and in the community.