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Maryland delegation announces more than $18.2 million to support community-based mental health and substance use recovery services

| Sep 30, 2021 | Maryland

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $18.2 million in COVID-19 relief funding to increase access to mental health services and substance use disorder treatment programs across the...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Dr. Helen Hughes, Johns Hopkins Office of Telemedicine

| Sep 29, 2021 | Maryland

Dr. Helen Hughes is the associate medical director for Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Office of Telemedicine and the medical director of Pediatric Telemedicine for Johns Hopkins Children's Center.  In this Q&A Hughes offers an update on her office’s work in the telemedicine space, the impacts of the pandemic’s resurgence, and challenges...[ Read More ]

CareFirst launches CloseKnit, a virtual primary care practice

| Sep 28, 2021 | Maryland

Nearly 40% of CareFirst members are without a primary care provider. To address this, CareFirst recently launched a new virtual primary care practice called CloseKnit.  CloseKnit is an advanced primary care practice designed around people and their health care needs. This virtual-first delivery model will offer a variety of care...[ Read More ]

Two Maryland hospitals among top 5 most socially responsible

| Sep 22, 2021 | Maryland

Maryland is home to two of the most socially responsible hospitals in America. That’s according to a recent study published by the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan healthcare think tank. The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus came in 3rd and 5th, respectively,...[ Read More ]

Governor Hogan Announces Immediate Authorization of COVID-19 Booster Shots For Seniors In Congregate Care Facilities

| Sep 8, 2021 | Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland is immediately authorizing COVID-19 booster shots for all Marylanders 65 and older who are living in congregate care settings, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential drug treatment centers, and developmentally disabled group homes.     “For several weeks now,...[ Read More ]

Failing grade for Maryland and their prison system response to COVID-19

| Sep 3, 2021 | Maryland

More than 2,700 people in the US prison system have died from COVID-19, and one out of every three incarcerated individuals have been infected since the pandemic began.  In a report released by the Prison Policy Initiative, Maryland received a “D-” (62%) for its response to COVID-19 in prisons, an...[ Read More ]

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