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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 »

Health Enterprise Zones

July 27, 2012

We participated in a great public forum last night at the Long Branch Community Center to discuss the Lt. Governor's Health Enterprise Zones initiative to address health disparities. Check out our footage on YouTube.... Read more »

Maryland outlines $14M in alcohol tax revenue for health programs

July 19, 2012

Baltimore Business Journal Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 2:59pm EDT by Sarah Gantz, Reporter Maryland health department leaders on Wednesday detailed the long-term care programs that will benefit from $14 million, a portion of revenue generated by the alcohol tax increase that went live last year. Two programs that provide at-home health services to adults with […]... Read more »

Alcohol tax funds boost long-term care services in Maryland

About $14.3 million generated by the 2011 state alcohol tax will be used to expand long-term care services to frail seniors and adults with disabilities, officials said Wednesday.... Read more »

Health advocates cheer use of Md. alcohol tax

"It worked out exactly as we wanted, that it's being used for these purposes through the regular budget process," said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative. "Now, it has to be redone every year, but these are becoming like normal budget items, so they'll be in the budget every year."... Read more »

Coalition calls MD’s alcohol tax a success

February 8, 2012

A coalition that pushed an alcohol tax increase last year is calling the tax a success and turning its efforts toward assuring that the new revenue is spent the way it was intended.... Read more »

Md. health advocates cheer allocation of proceeds from alcohol tax increase

January 25, 2012

Most of the money raised by a 50 percent increase in Maryland’s sales tax on alcohol has been allocated for health needs under Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget, said health advocates who cheered the result Tuesday.... Read more »

Alcohol tax money directed to health programs

Gov.Martin O'Malley has proposed $64 million in health programs this year that his administration has identified as having been funded by the alcohol tax.... Read more »

First month of alcohol tax raises $6M

September 13, 2011

Maryland raised roughly $6 million in added revenue in July from a 50 percent increase in the state’s sales tax on alcohol... Read more »

Higher alcohol tax in Maryland: Where will the money go?

July 13, 2011

Deputy Director Matt Celentano was interviewed on Mix 106.5 about the alcohol tax, health care and health reform in Maryland.... Read more »