Are you striving to improve health in communities throughout Baltimore?
Are you interested in partnering with other innovators to create sustainable outcomes in your neighborhood and beyond?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, then the Morgan CARES Network is waiting for you!
The Morgan CARES Network
Health inequalities exist across Baltimore City and disproportionately affect minority communities. One-sided approaches designed to address these challenges are often ineffective, and Morgan CARES about community power and input.
We invite you to join our network of diverse and innovative stakeholders, to work together on issues that directly impact our communities. Mentorship, technical assistance, capacity building, and access to seed funding are just a few of the benefits of joining.
Morgan CARES is a hub for community and academic leaders to connect and form long-lasting partnerships. We strive to foster strong community-campus relationships that produce collaborative projects to promote health parity.
Morgan CARES deeply about integrating community needs and perspectives into all stages of research. By working together to increase understanding and awareness of health disparities, the knowledge gained will lead to solutions that positively benefit community residents. This process is what drives our work, and is known as Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).
Click here for information and resources on CBPR.
Individuals who are interested in receiving updates about our program, the First Friday Forum (monthly newsletter), announcements and opportunities to connect with others in the network, then Membership is for you! Click here to become a Member.
Partnering with Morgan CARES
Are you an existing Member of the network who wants to take things to the next level? Consider becoming a Partner! Partnership means that you are committed to community health research, and you either want to get engaged with existing projects, or apply for a Morgan CARES Community Award to fund your own small project. Partners also have priority when registering for trainings, workshops, and other professional development and skill-building opportunities. Click here to become a Partner.
Click here to learn more about becoming a Member or a Partner!
The Morgan CARES Community Center at Hoen
We do not believe that your ingenuity and ideas have to be stationary. That is why we have designed our Community Center to support you, your community, your research, and above all else: your vision.
This recently renovated, state-of-the-art facility is currently housed on the second floor of the Hoen & Co. Lithograph Building. The Morgan CARES Community Center (MCCC) serves as an accessible hub for community and academic partnerships to grow and strengthen, allowing for community-driven initiatives to take shape.
The MCCC space includes private offices for meetings, conference rooms, a space for youth, a kitchenette, and access to computers and printing services. In addition, the Hoen building as a whole, has been designed so that tenants have access to additional shared spaces, which can be used for gatherings, conferences, presentations, and other larger events.
Tune in to our social media posts and email blasts for announcements about:
- Community events and activities
- Community Award projects and other research activities
- Trainings, Workshops, Seminars & other learning opportunities
- Panel discussions, group forums, and other web-based sessions
**Check in soon for information about the Morgan CARES Community Center Grand Opening!!**
The Morgan CARES Community Award Program
The Community Award provides up to $2,000 for up to ten small health-related projects each award cycle. The goal is to support community-academic partnership teams with producing meaningful initiatives that can improve health equity in Baltimore City communities. Each partnership team must include at least one leader from the Community, and one representative from Morgan State University academia. These small awards can serve as seed funding, which recipients can apply to small projects while they grow and strengthen their partnerships. Following the completion of the Community Award project, and the capacity building and co-learning opportunities that partners engage in along the way, sustainable initiatives will be produced, which can expand in the future.
Next Award Cycle: Fall 2021!
Interested in Applying?
Space Request Form (will be made available when MCCC opens)
Announcement Submission- Promote your project activity, event or share an announcement.
Funding Acknowledgement: This program is funded through the Community Engagement Core component of the Center for Urban Health Disparities Research & Innovation at Morgan State University (RCMI@Morgan), awarded by the National Institute of Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIMHD).