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Maryland Matters: Can Targeted Grants Improve the Health of Whole Neighborhoods? A Maryland Committee is Working on It

August 12, 2021
By: Hannah Gaskill

EXCERPT:

“A $60 million effort to squash health disparities in Maryland’s hardest-hit neighborhoods took a step forward on Wednesday.

The Health Equity Resource Advisory Committee, a panel of health policy experts and state officials that will allocate grant funding to improve the overall health of small communities across the state, met for the first time in Crownsville.

Grants will be focused on improving access to primary care services, reducing hospital admissions and incentivizing health care practitioners to work in underserved areas. The communities targeted for assistance — which would be called Health Equity Resource Communities — should be small enough to allow for the grants to have a significant impact on improving health outcomes, according to the bill.”

Read the full article: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2021/08/12/can-targeted-grants-improve-the-health-of-whole-neighborhoods-a-maryland-committee-is-working-on-it/