Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
All of us at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. We have been honored to carry her name here at the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity for the past 12 years to advance the cause of health equity. Dr. Angelou was a wonderful champion for many issues in our society and understood well the relationship between social justice and optimal health for all people. Her voice will continue to have an influence around the world for many generations.
Memorial Service at Wake Chapel for Dr. Angelou: Click here.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity. Make a donation online.
A DESIGNATED CENTER OF EXCELLENCE WITH THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES
The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity is addressing one of the most compelling demographic trends in modern American history—the increasing diversity of the U.S. population. By 2050, the country will be split almost evenly between non-Hispanic Whites and all other minority groups.
The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity envisions the achievement of health equity by moving scientific discovery to action. We have affiliates from every specialty actively participating in Health Disparities research, Community Outreach and Student Development. The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity is dedicated to the goal of achieving health equity by:
Conducting translational research to impact population health,
Developing sustainable and mutually-beneficial community partnerships, and Delivering educational initiatives to diversify the clinical, biomedical, and public health workforce.