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Maryland Medicaid Turns 50!

October 24, 2016

We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Medicaid program with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Horizon Foundation at the Park Heights JCC in Baltimore, MD on Thursday October 20, 2016. A special grant from the Consumer Health Foundation allowed us to produce a video with New Lens Media featuring […]... Read more »

MD CARE Act helps caregivers and patients

October 6, 2016

LifeBridge Health, for example, has started a pilot program, the Maryland Faith Health Network, which connects hospitals with churches, synagogues, temples and other faith organizations to improve their congregants' well-being.... Read more »

MD health group attacks high costs of prescription drugs

September 28, 2016

With EpiPens and other prescription drugs rising in cost, families who desperately need them but do not have health insurance are bearing a huge financial burden, according to community advocates.... Read more »

Advocacy group pushes for transparency

September 13, 2016

Baltimore Sun Erin Cox September 8, 2016 A coalition of Maryland health care advocates want to require drug companies to explain why medications cost so much and to empower the state’s attorney general to investigate pharmaceutical companies for allegations of price gouging. The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative announced Thursday they will seek legislation next year […]... Read more »

Editorial: Faith, health care partnership makes sense

May 9, 2016

"...the Maryland Faith Community Health Network could be a game changer in the expensive and complicated world of health care." ... Read more »

MD sets healthcare example

May 5, 2016

We know that people who have access to quality health coverage are more secure, have better health outcomes and don't have to worry that one illness or injury will put them and their family in a downward spiral. ... Read more »

LifeBridge hospitals partner with faith leaders to improve patient health

February 16, 2016

Baltimore Sun Op-Ed February 15, 2016 Maryland’s places of worship keep our souls healthy. And now through an innovative program, they may also play a key role in keeping our bodies healthy. Today we are announcing the Maryland Faith Community Health Network, a pilot partnership among the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, LifeBridge Health and dozens […]... 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 atĀ 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 »

Health enrollment up 60 percent as deadline nears

January 22, 2016

"We have made tremendous progress over the last couple of years enrolling hundreds of thousands of Marylanders into the health care they need and now we are going to enroll many, many more," said Vincent DeMarco... Read more »

Liquor taxes and sexually transmitted infections

December 17, 2015

New York TimesĀ Blog December 17, 2015 Maryland increased its liquor taxes in 2011 and a sharp decrease in the rate of new gonorrhea infections immediately followed. Researchers have determined that the two events are closely linked. The study, in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, used three control groups to exclude other explanations for the […]... Read more »