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Maryland Reporter: Maryland is the sixth most vaccinated state in the nation: Study

September 13, 2021

So, why is Maryland outperforming the overwhelming majority of states in vaccinations? “These rankings track the rankings of a study that came out recently where Maryland had the fifth best health care system in the country and Massachusetts had the best. And I do not think it is a coincidence that these are also the states that have the best vaccination rates,” Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco told MarylandReporter.com.... Read more »

State of Reform: $60 million allocated to improve health disparities in Maryland’s underserved communities

August 26, 2021

The purpose of the HERC Advisory Committee is to use state resources to reduce health disparities, improve health outcomes, improve access to primary care, promote primary and secondary prevention services, and reduce health care costs and hospital admissions and readmissions... Read more »

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

August 12, 2021

Grants will be focused on improving access to primary care services, reducing hospital admissions and incentivizing health care practitioners to work in underserved areas. ... Read more »

WMAR Baltimore: Nearly $60 million in grants to improve equity in healthcare

For the first time since the ‘Maryland Health Equity Resource Act’ was enacted the commission met to discuss strategies to deploy nearly 60 million dollars of funding to help those who’ve been left behind.... Read more »

The Commonwealth Fund: State “Easy Enrollment” Programs Gain Momentum, Lay Groundwork for Additional Efforts to Expand Coverage

August 5, 2021

Maryland’s program has become a blueprint for other states.... Read more »

Prince George’s County Community Television: The deadline to sign up for health coverage in Maryland is approaching

August 3, 2021

The coronavirus special enrollment period is set to end August 15. ... Read more »

930 WFMD: American Rescue Plan Act Lowers Premiums For Those Receiving Coverage From Maryland Health Connection

The American Rescue Plan Act provides help for uninsured Marylanders applying for health care through the Maryland Health Connection.... Read more »

Maryland ranks No. 5 among states with the best health care: study

August 2, 2021

Maryland in a bipartisan way has fully implemented the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Maryland Matters: Vincent DeMarco: Public Health Legislation Bolstered by an Array of Supporters

April 20, 2021

One of the main reasons public health was a winner was the enactment of the Health Equity Resource Communities legislation, which will address health disparities and improve health equity in our state. ... Read more »

Maryland Matters: General Assembly 2021: Winners and Losers

April 19, 2021

During the 90 days the General Assembly was in session, we ran out of ways to say what an unusual, challenging and hard session it was. ... Read more »