Social and Economic Justice in Our Communities

By mid-2024, UMMS will have invested approximately $50 million to:

  • Positively impact social determinants of health (or the conditions within people’s environments that affect health, functioning and quality of life)

  • Effectively contribute to the total health of communities in Maryland

These new investments will consist of both grants and equity investments in for-profit business ventures that positively impact communities of color and will include:

  • Awarding $3 million in grants to community partners and UMMS member organizations to address employment and food insecurity of people in the communities of color

  • Allocating $14 million of the UMMS corporate investment portfolio to place-based investments that positively impact people in the communities we serve

  • Identifying and initiating at least one community partnership opportunity for each member organization that can positively impact local purchasing or hiring or place-based investments in the disproportionately impacted communities they serve