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Maryland Matters: Commission Seeking Grant Applicants to Quash Health Disparities in Black, Brown and Disabled Communities

October 18, 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...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.... Read more »

CHRC Press Release: Community Health Resources Commission Issues Pathways To Health Equity Call For Proposals

October 13, 2021

$13 million in new grant funding to be awarded; outreach events scheduled... 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 »

Health Equity Resource Act Meeting August 11 Open to Public

July 28, 2021

The CHRC and HERC Advisory Committee are holding the​ first meeting on the Maryland Health Equity Act on August 11 at 1:00 pm.... Read more »


July 13, 2021

The Committee is established under the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act approved by the Maryland General Assembly this past legislative session. The eleven individuals appointed to the HERC Advisory Committee (listed on page two) include experts in health equity, the social determinants of health, health care finance, and public health.... 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 »

Baltimore Sun: Maryland lawmakers, advocates tout ‘huge wins’ in health legislation. Here’s what passed this year.

April 16, 2021

Maryland lawmakers and advocates are highlighting that they also had a ‘tremendous” year for health care legislation in the General Assembly.... Read more »