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Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Women's Community Health Education Center (MAC)

MAC

Our Mission

Equity

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.

women's health
Interdisciplinary Research
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Training and Advocacy
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15+ years of community health

MAC team

The Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women's Health Education Center was established in 2003 as part of the Tulane-Xavier Center of Excellence in Women's Health in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.

Our Team

The team at MAC shares a vision to drive the field in women's health knowledge and practice. We value community participation, purposeful leadership, cultural sensitivity, service, sustainability, equity, and justice.

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Partner With Us

Community Organizations and Businesses

MAC partners with a variety of community-based organizations that  work with women and children to provide technical assistance and capacity building through training, grant writing, research, and project collaboration. Please contact us for information on specific projects or to discuss the ways we may be able to partner with your organization.

Faculty

MAC collaborates with faculty within the School of Public Health, schools and departments across Tulane University, and with additional institutions in New Orleans and beyond. Collaborations span across biological, behavioral, and social research topics. For more information about potential faculty collaborations, contact us for a list of affiliate faculty or to find out more about their work.

Students

MAC has student positions for research and administrative assistants as well as practicum and internship opportunities. To see a list of current openings or to apply for a position visit our student page.

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“MAC bridges the worlds of academic research and applied population health strategies, programs, and policies. We know that a transdisciplinary approach to understanding and addressing the social determinants of health is the only way to eliminate health inequities."

- Dr. Katherine Theall, MAC Director