Maryland Matters

Vincent DeMarco

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. We were thrilled that the General Assembly allocated $59 million in funding for health equity communities over the next five years from secure funding sources.

This compares with the $15 million funding which the old Health Enterprise Zones had for their five years of operation. All of us considered this a tremendous victory, though we know we will have to go back at the end of five years to get continued funding for the program.”

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