The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) is an institutionally sponsored Center that promotes health equity through: interdisciplinary community-engaged research, health education and training, health promotion and literacy, and social justice initiatives.     Maya Angelou MLK - Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

The Center’s defining characteristics include the following: 

  • Trusting relationships with underserved and underrepresented communities 
  • Community-engaged research to inform best practices and best strategies 
  • High quality educational and training programs   
  • Delivery of outstanding culturally relevant curricula  
  • Viable and sustainable community and corporate partnerships 
  • Intra-institutional and cross-campus engagement 

Our Vision

 Our vision is to be nationally known as a preeminent health equity center that reduces health disparities in the most underserved population.

Our Mission

MACHE will dismantle systemic inequity and support the health of communities through: 

  • Building and nurturing mutually beneficial and reciprocal relationships 
  • Respecting and honoring community as experts and equal partners  
  • Engaging, educating, and empowering communities  
  • Cultivating formal and informal leadership  
  • Creating a culture of transparency and fairness in research 
  • Promoting advocacy and policy change 

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