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    Expanding access to Maryland's underserved communities

    Since its inception, the CHRC has awarded 142 grants totaling $41.9 million through its Calls for Proposals, which have supported programs in every jurisdiction in Maryland.The CHRC has aligned its grantmaking activities to support the policy priorities of the O’Malley-Brown Administration and DHMH leadership.As shown in the table below, CHRC grants have supported programs which have provided services for 140,644 patients, resulting in 433,692 patient visits.

    The CHRC awards grants by issuing a Call for Proposals approximately once a year.Grants are awarded in a competitive process, and priority areas and review criteria are determined by CHRC Commissioners.Grant proposals are evaluated by independent subject matter experts on a range of criteria outlined in each Call for Proposals, including the ability of the grantee to achieve stated program objectives and achieve sustainability once initial grant funds are utilized.Evaluation criteria utilized include: (1) the use of evidenced-based practices in the proposed program; (2) the ability of the program to collect and report outcomes data; (3) demonstration of a community need; (4) program sustainability; and (5) likelihood of overall program success.

    Since 2012, the Commission has issued four Calls for Proposals.The most recent Call for Proposals targeted three policy objectives: (1) Building capacity as Maryland implements the ACA; (2) Reducing health disparities; and (3) Reducing hospital admissions and readmissions.Following is a summary of the grants awarded by the CHRC in recent years.For a complete list of the CHRC grants awarded in recent years, click here.

    Grant monitoring & Performance measurement

    The Commission implements a robust system of performance measurement to ensure public resources are utilized wisely and efficiently, and to determine the efficacy of grant programs and the impact of CHRC funding in underserved communities. This performance measurement provides reliable information about the programs and models of services that were successful in improving the health of patients and meeting the needs of Marylanders.