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Community Engagement

Leadership

Karah Palmer, MEd



Not All Wounds Are Visible, A Community Conversation: Unburdening Racism, Injustice and Inequity to Create a Path Forward

In May 2021, Drs. Forrester, Gordon-Achebe, and Han moderated a University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) Community Conversation, "Not All Wounds Are Visible, A Community Conversation: Unburdening Racism, Injustice, and Inequity to Create a Path Forward." This event was sponsored by the UMMS Community and Health Policy Office, and is a first step at direct community engagement for our Committee. Click on the video below for more information!



Collaborative Planning and Implementation Committee (CPIC)

The City of Baltimore and the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered in a Consent Decree, which is an agreement to resolve the DOJ’s findings that the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) engaged in violations of the amendments to the Constitution and provisions of the federal statutory law. As stated by the Consent Decree, “The goal of the consent decree is to have a stronger police department that fights crime while it serves and protects the civil and constitutional rights of Baltimore City residents.”

In doing so, the BPD will work with the Collaborative Planning and Implementation Committee (CPIC), a working group comprised of individuals and organizations who seek to educate, as well as improve encounters and relationships among law enforcement and those with behavioral health disorders.

The subcommittee of Community Engagement aims to better serve our Baltimore community partners and will be hosting listening circles this upcoming summer. We encourage individuals to share Divisions' community engagement efforts, learn about community engagement in other Divisions, and tell us how the Community Engagement subommittee can best support various initiatives!

Please reach out to Karah Palmer at karah.palmer@som.umaryland.edu if you are interested in participating in a one-time listening session.