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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 »

Interfaith Health Network Serves Baltimore Communities

April 21, 2016

The Maryland Faith Community Health Network brings together health care providers and faith leaders to help foster health among congregation members through formalized information-sharing and patient support. ... Read more »

Maryland Faith Community Health Network brings patients, faith together

February 16, 2016

WBAL February 15, 2016 BALTIMORE —A new program aims to create more coordinated health care for Marylanders by getting faith communities involved. For decades, churches and faith communities have helped their congregations in times of need, especially when one is admitted to a hospital. But knowing that isn’t always easy. “This has been a tremendous […]... Read more »

Religious institutions enlisted to help keep fellow worshipers healthy

Baltimore Sun February 15, 2016 Andrea McDaniels When an elderly parishioner wound up in the hospital recently, Rev. Dellyne Hinton of Gwynn Oak United Methodist Church didn’t find out until days later. The woman had her pastor’s number stored in her cell phone, which was left at home when she was rushed to the hospital. […]... Read more »

LifeBridge hospitals partner with faith leaders to improve patient health

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 »

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 »

Media Advisory: Super Health Sunday

January 21, 2016

State Officials and Health Advocates Launch Super Health Sunday, Release Radio Ad featuring Orioles Superstar Adam Jones To Encourage Health Coverage Enrollment Baltimore, MD (January 19, 2015) – On Thursday, January 21st at 10am at the Perkins Square Baptist Church, 2500 Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore City, health care advocates and state officials will hold a […]... Read more »

Study ties MD alcohol tax increase to decline in gonorrhea cases

December 11, 2015

Baltimore Sun December 9, 2015 By Scott Dance Sexually transmitted diseases didn’t factor heavily into the debate when state lawmakers approved an increase in the sales tax on alcohol four years ago. But research published Wednesday suggests a surprising consequence to the levy: thousands of fewer cases of gonorrhea. Maryland recorded 7,400 cases of the […]... Read more »

Report says alcohol tax hike caused drop in sex disease rates

The study also estimated the decrease in gonorrhea rates led to a savings of more than $500,000 in medical expenses...... Read more »

Media Advisory

December 9, 2015

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 »