At the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Women’s Community Health Education Center (MAC), we believe that opportunities for health begin where people are born, grow, learn, work, and play and are shaped by the policies and systems that form the foundation of our society. We envision a world where all people are afforded equal opportunity to achieve their full potential for a happy and healthy life.
We take an innovative, multi-level approach to addressing inequities in health across the lifespan. We partner with faculty throughout Tulane University as well as academic and community partners locally, nationally, and internationally to conduct interdisciplinary research and evaluation that aims to eliminate barriers to better health in a just and equitable manner.
As a center that values being responsive to the community, we recognize the importance of translating our research into action through training and advocacy. Through broad dissemination of our findings, we hope to initiate, facilitate, and advance progress on efforts to improve population health.
We are enthusiastic about the continuing and planned activities and growth, and are indebted to The Frost Foundation, Ltd., W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and our federal sponsors for their support and guidance.