By: Hannah Gaskill
Maryland Matters
October 16, 2021


Maryland is one step closer to establishing “health equity resource communities,” where officials will try to raise the overall health of neighborhoods with targeted grants to improve access to health care services. Applications for the first round of grants opened this week.

“I believe that this is a this is a positive step in the right direction, that can serve as an example to states throughout our nation, to make sure that some of the inequities in our healthcare system are eliminated or mitigated in some substantial way,” Sen. Antonio Hayes (D-Baltimore City) said at a virtual information session Thursday afternoon.

The Pathways to Health Equity Program’s call for proposals was officially released Tuesday. Applications are due Dec. 7. Grants will be awarded in early February 2022.

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