(The Center) was established in 2000 as a legally constituted 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization by the State of Maryland and has as its charter to eliminate disparities, including those in health, education and socioeconomic status. In December 2003, the Center was granted affiliated foundation status by the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland (USM). As an affiliated foundation, the Center engages in and supports activities to further enhance the educational, research and service mission of Bowie State University (BSU). The Center and the University work in concert to increase the research capacity of the University. The Center is housed on the campus of BSU, the historically black member of the USM, in Prince George’s County (PGC), Maryland under the Office of Institutional Advancement. A significant portion of the Center’s portfolio consists of providing health education and increasing the use of technology in communities and schools to implement strategies for positive behavior and lifestyle changes for healthy and productive living in personal, family, community, and workplace environments. The Center has worked extensively within PGC and has had strong collaborative relationships with health officials, grass-roots organizations and existing coalitions in nearby counties. The Center performance history includes two federal contract vehicles in the area of information technology and human capital that have a combined ceiling of 15.8 billion over the next eight years. The Center has expertise in minority outreach and technical assistance; community based participatory research; evaluation; health needs assessments; training; research conferences; health and educational seminars; program development and implementation; and program oversight.
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About Bowie State University
Bowie State University (BSU), as a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), is an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds who seek a high quality and affordable public comprehensive university. The University places special emphasis on the science, technology, teacher education, business, and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal arts education.
For more information about BSU, visit the website at www.bowiestate.edu
The Maryland Center at Bowie State University's mission is to serve as a resource and advocate to the citizens, institutions, and communities in Maryland. The Center raises awareness and provides education that assists Marylanders in overcoming disparities issues that include health, education, economic status, and social settings in order to optimize their potential well-being.
Our vision is to be an organization that will optimize the potential of every Marylander to be productive and healthy citizens. We will strive to improve community vitality by supporting and improving innovative and effective programs, policies, and strategies. We will strive to ensure that every Marylander has equal opportunities for achieving complete health and well-being.