The Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD), one of the state’s top advocates for behavioral health policy reform, continues to support new developments at the federal and state level.      More health leaders are acknowledging the key link between maternal mental and physical health. According to MHAMD, 15-20% of women develop postpartum depression after … Read more

Addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and integrating health and social services are top priorities in the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission’s (CHRC) FY 2022 Call for Proposals, released earlier this month. The grant program, titled “Promoting Community Health Resources,”  will award a total of $7 million over a maximum of three years.     … Read more

Over 1.4 million people under Maryland Medicaid, or the Health Choice program, will continue to receive care under the state’s 1115 waiver. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the waiver’s extension last week for an additional five years, from Jan. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2026.  The current waiver, in place since … Read more

Baltimore Healthy Start has been selected as a Phase 1 winner for a $3.3 million award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health this month. The HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition will offer funds to support organizations that “demonstrate sustainability and the ability to replicate and/or expand programs that … Read more