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MCHRC launches RFP for $13 million health equity grant

| Oct 18, 2021 | Maryland

In an effort to reduce health disparities in the state, the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (MCHRC) issued a request for proposals (RFP) on Oct. 12 to determine the awardees of its $13 million Pathways to Health Equity grant program. The Commission is  launching public outreach meetings this month and...[ Read More ]

UMMC Comprehensive Stroke Center receives top honors

| Oct 5, 2021 | Maryland

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) as among the best in the nation for patient care, according to a press release from the University of Maryland Medicine.     E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD,, Executive...[ Read More ]

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield invests an additional $2.2M in COVID-19 relief and equitable vaccine efforts

| Oct 5, 2021 | Maryland

[On Monday], CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), a not-for-profit and the largest healthcare company in the mid-Atlantic region, announced an additional $2.2 million in grants supporting COVID-19 relief, recovery and equitable vaccination efforts for communities in the region. Overall, the company has contributed $8 million since 2020 to organizations on the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Virtual primary care, Nursing shortage, Maternal health

| Sep 30, 2021 | Maryland

It seems like the legislative session is a long ways away... Months, even! But if the most important object of the legislative session is the budget, that is a process that starts getting underway now as agencies begin pulling together their budget requests for Gov. Hogan's consideration in FY 2023....[ Read More ]

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 ]

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