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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 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 »

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 Times 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 »

An Increase in Alcohol Tax Appears to Have Decreased Gonorrhea Rates in Maryland by 24 Percent

December 11, 2015

“If policymakers are looking for methods to protect young people from harmful STIs, they should consider raising alcohol taxes, which have decreased remarkably over the years due to inflation,” ... 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 »

Media Advisory

Alcohol Taxes Lead to Decrease in Gonorrhea in Maryland: New Study Shows Public Health Benefits of Maryland's 2011 Alcohol Sales Tax Increase... Read more »

Budget switch for Maryland hospitals is starting to pay off

November 12, 2015

"We're not going to rest on our laurels, but we're pleased with the work that hospitals, physicians and others have done," he says. "Ultimately the goal here is to provide the best care to patients in the most appropriate settings."... Read more »

Number of uninsured in Maryland, nation declines

September 17, 2015

Uninsured rate in Maryland drops to 7.9 percent.... Read more »