As Baltimore is heavily structured around neighborhoods and geographic affiliation, the Collaborative is envisioned to be the eyes, ears, and voices of connectivity with communities across the City. The Collaborative will be relied upon to provide guidance on the issues that are uppermost on the minds of Baltimore communities and to help inform the work of faculty and students working within the Center. The Council will determine for itself, once established, how Council leaders will be selected and how it will operate in the context of the Center. The initial geographical areas are identified below with current recommendations for representation along with the public housing communities as housing is a central issue in health equity.
- Morgan Community (Northeast)
- Mid-West (Druid Hill/Reservoir Hill /Upton/ Madison Park/Sandtown/Winchester)
- Northwest (Park Heights/Mondawmin)
- Southwest (Cherry Hill)
- Public Housing
The CUHE Council
Once established, the CUHE Council represents what is generally conceived of as an advisory board. The Council will be represented by a cross-sector of stakeholders who will be advising and supporting the work of the Center and providing review of all research being conducted with and in communities external to Morgan. Future plans include having an embedded community Institutional Review Board (IRB) for all projects that require ethical review under the domain of human subjects’ protections, in addition to Morgan’s internal IRB process. Represented sectors will include: housing and urban development, health services (care and insurance), faith community, grassroots advocacy, health related policy, business, as well as sub-population representation by age and ethnicity.Nominations are welcome.