Maya Angelou MLK - Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

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
  • Social justice initiatives

Highlighted Publication

Read the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity's full statement on the recent bomb threats made against Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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 

COVID-19: A Year Of Service Through Research, Community, Collaboration, Education and Engagement 2020-2021 

MACHE Yearbook Cover 2021


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