The CHRC's October Newsletter

October Newsletter


October 16, 2014  |  Issue No. 2

We're now on Twitter!

The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission will be tweeting about everything from updates on the work of our grantees to public health initiatives around Maryland.  We look forward to keeping you informed as the CHRC works to expand access to health care services in under-served communities across our state.  Follow us @MDCHRC

Update on the Regional Forums 

This fall the CHRC is hosting four regional forums across the state to explore strategies for successful hospital-community partnerships.  The first regional forum took place on Sept. 29 at the Western Maryland Health System.  The next two forums are scheduled for October 21 on the Eastern Shore, and October 28 in Charles County.  There is no charge or registration fee, but you must RSVP to attend.  

H-C Partnerships
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HEZ Receives Rural Health Award

The Caroline/Dorchester Health Enterprise Zone (HEZ) will receive and award for "Outstanding Rural Health Program" from the Maryland Rural Health Association on October 23 during the 2014 Rural Health Conference in Hagerstown.  The HEZ has expanded access to school-based health services, launched a new mobile mental health crisis team, and targets reducing behavioral health-related hospital ED visits.

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Grantee Expands Safety Net Coverage

Access Carroll received a $125,000 grant from the CHRC to assist its transition from a grant-based revenue model to accepting Medicaid funding for its services.  Since 2007, Access Carroll has received three grants from the Commission totaling $525,000 and used these grants to leverage more than $800,000 in funding from private and non-profit resources. The CHRC prioritizes supporting sustainable programs and our grantees report collectively leveraging $14.7 million in additional resources.

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CHRC Unveils New Interactive Map 

The CHRC has expanded its website to provide information about its grants and document the impact of the programs supported with CHRC funds.  Our website now includes an interactive GIS map which organizes CHRC grants by both jurisdiction and focus area.  Click on the map to view and learn more about our grantees.

Grantee Map
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