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Governor Hogan announces launch of $72 million maternal and child health care initiative

| Jul 6, 2021 | Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), announced the launch of a $72 million maternal and child health care transformation initiative aimed at improving related health disparities for Marylanders statewide.  To support care transformation, Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) will provide $10...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Robin Rickard offers update on Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center

| Jul 2, 2021 | Maryland

Robin Rickard is the newly appointed executive director for Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC).  In this Q&A, Rickard talks about her recent appointment, what’s on the agenda for the OOCC, impacts from the pandemic and the newly released Maryland OOCC quarterly report.       Matt Beuschlein: How have the...[ Read More ]

Maryland’s child wellbeing drops to 24th in the nation

| Jun 24, 2021 | Maryland

Maryland's child wellbeing ranks 24th, a drop from the previous year according to a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report used sixteen indicators to analyze four sectors — economic well-being, education, health, and family & community.     The most recent data places Maryland 23rd for economic...[ Read More ]

Maryland’s COVID-19 Case Rate Drops Below 1 Per 100K

| Jun 23, 2021 | Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 case rate has dropped below 1 per 100K, putting the state in the federal ‘green zone’ category for cases.     Maryland is one of only three states nationwide reporting case rates under 1 per 100K—the other two are Vermont and South...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Prescription Drug Affordability Board, What You Missed, Proposed rate increases

| Jun 23, 2021 | Maryland

While DJ is out of office chasing a much deserved vacation, I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care in Maryland and a number of other states. In this edition...[ Read More ]

Federal dollars coming to support underserved communities

| Jun 18, 2021 | Maryland

Nearly $30 million in recently-announced federal funding is coming to Maryland to support high-risk and underserved communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.     The CDC recently awarded $21.2 million to the Maryland Dept. of Health to address health inequities exacerbated and created by the pandemic. The funding is part of...[ Read More ]

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