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Call your senator to urge them to vote to curb rising prescription drug prices

April 4, 2017

We must not let the prescription drug corporations weaken the bill!... Read more »

MD Legislative Black Caucus supports Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative

January 17, 2017

  At a recent rally, the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus endorsed our Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative! We are thrilled to announce their support and appreciate their outstanding leadership on this critical issue. Click here to learn more about the Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative.... Read more »

Give Thanks! Giving Tuesday

November 23, 2016

We are thankful for the incredible spport from our coalition partners across the state who are leading daring and innovative initiatives to improve access to quality, affordable health care in their communities. Working together, we have helped over 300,000 Marylanders get the health care they need. Together we are working to secure the future of […]... Read more »

Fed up with high drug prices?

Prescription drugs account for one of the fastest-growing segments of health spending in the U.S. Nationally, we’ve seen figures that indicate spending on high-cost drugs alone is expected to more than quadruple from $87 billion dollars in 2012 to $400 billion in 2020. To achieve our goal to ensure that all Marylanders have access to […]... Read more »

2016 Forums about Maryland’s New Health Care System

August 4, 2016

We partnered with AARP Maryland, Maryland Hospital Association, Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches, Young Invincibles, and 1199 SEIU Health Workers East to host a series of forums across Maryland in 2016. See below for materials from the 2016 forums. An archive of materials from the first series of forums about Health System Transformation in 2015 is available here. […]... Read more »

Hearing Scheduled in Annapolis

February 1, 2016

Our House Healthy Maryland Initiative Bill, HB 71 sponsored by Delegates Eric Luedtke and Barbara Frush, will be heard before the House Ways and Means Committee at 1pm (or sometime thereafter) on Wednesday, February 17. Would you like to testify in support of this life-saving proposal to reduce tobacco consumption and fund critical public health programs? […]... Read more »

Read the latest report on the impact of our work!

December 9, 2015

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published a study on the impact of Maryland’s alcohol sales tax increase that directly resulted from our work with the Lorraine Sheehan Coalition of public health, substance abuse, mental health and developmental disabilities advocates across the state to raise funds for important public programs. (Click here to view campaign […]... Read more »

Find the best hospital for your needs

July 22, 2015

Maryland is fortunate to have so many nationally-recognized health care institutions. Sometimes it's hard to know which hospital is best for you and your family's needs.... Read more »

2015 Public Forums on Health System Changes

January 8, 2015

Maryland is pioneering a new care model that is focusing our hospitals more on prevention and strengthening their relationships with other health providers in their communities. This is producing better outcomes for patients, keeping people healthier, and making it easier for consumers to navigate the health care system. We will also talk about innovative collaborations […]... Read more »

Hearings in Annapolis

February 12, 2014

Hearings for our Healthy Maryland Initiative (HB 108/SB 37) proposal to fund expanded public health programs with a $1.00 increase in the state’s tobacco tax will be held  on Tuesday, February 24 at 1:00PM in the House Ways and Means Committee. We hope you can join us! Thanks to Del Luedtke, Del. Frush and Sen Madaleno for being true public health leaders. Thank you also to all […]... Read more »