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    Wicomico County - 8 Grants

    Grantee Organization: Wicomico County Health Department/EMS
    Focus Area: Primary Care 
    Grant and Amount: 20-001 ($270,000) 
    Grant Project Description: This program will support expansion of the current Mobile Integrated Health/EMS diversion program in Salisbury, providing real time access to primary and preventative care services, and chronic disease management in people's homes. This project seeks to serve Wicomico County residents outside the Salisbury City Fire District service area. The current CHRC grant funded MIH program is one of several grants recently highlighted in the CHRC's Maryland's Rural Health Stories project.

    Organization Contact Information: www.wicomicohealth.org​

    Grantee Grantee Organization: Lower Shore Clinic
    Focus Area: Diabetes/Food Security 
    Grant and Amount: 20-027 ($120,000) 
    Grant Project Description: This program by Lower Shore Clinic, a current grantee, seeks to improve access to health food for vulnerable clients with serious mental illness (SMI) who have prediabetes and diabetes by hiring a Healthy Foods coordinator to develop sustainable relationships farmers, food distribution companies and local supermarkets to obtain food that is about to expire and will otherwise be wasted. This will improve food security, stretch food budgets and supplement SNAP. Lower Shore clients will also receive nutrition education, training on food preservation techniques and safe food storage, and opportunities to engage in physical activity. This program follows the Geisinger Health System 'Farmacy' model which has demonstrated effectiveness and is validated. 
    Organization Contact Information: https://www.lowershoreclinic.org/

    Grantee Organization: Lower Shore Clinic
    Focus Area: Primary Care 
    Grant and Amount: 19-003 ($150,000) 
    Grant Project Description: This project would expand the Lower Shore Clinic’s existing Assertive Community Team (ACT) into Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties.  Clients served by ACT teams are individuals with serious and persistent mental illness and often have complex comorbid medical health conditions and are utilizers of high-cost services.  The ACT team, once fully staffed, would consist of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, an RN, a Substance Use Counselor, and a Vocational Counselor.  An ACT team would provide behavioral health services for individuals with substance use treatment needs, assist clients in developing preventative health care skills and relationships with primary care providers, and address social determinants of health. 
    Organization Contact Information: https://www.lowershoreclinic.org/

    Grantee Organization: Wicomico County Health Department/EMS
    Focus Area: Primary Care 
    Grant and Amount: 18-006 ($90,000) 
    Grant Project Description: This project would reduce preventable 911 calls through the use of a team consisting of an emergency medical technician and a registered nurse. The team would identify frequent callers to 911 for non-emergent conditions and would conduct welfare checks, case management, safety planning, and refer patients to primary care physicians, medical specialists, and, if necessary, in-home care providers. The program offers the potential to help reduce avoidable EMS and hospital utilization services and is replicable in other rural areas of the state. 
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    Grantee ​Organization: Wicomico County Health Department
    Focus Area: Primary Care 
    Grant and Amount: 16-009 ($425,000) 
    Grant Project Description: This three-year grant is being used to support the opening of a school-based health center (SBHC) in Salisbury. In addition to serving students, the SBHC will be open to the adult staff members of the two schools and provides a new access point for both primary and behavioral health services. Billable services will be billed to Medicaid and third-party insurers. CHRC grant funds are being utilized to support the salary costs of the new SBHC. 
    Organization Contact Information: www.wicomicohealth.org​

    Grantee Organization: Lower Shore Clinic
    Focus Area: Behavioral Health
    Grant and Amount: 16-012 ($105,000) 
    Grant Project Description: This two-year grant provides funding to support the 'CareWrap' program that targets individuals with behavioral health needs who Present at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) ED in high volumes and provides intensive case management services for these individuals in a community setting post-hospital discharge. The proposal involves a partnership with PRMC and is designed to help reduce 30-day readmission rates for individuals participating in the program.  CHRC grant funds are being utilized to support the salary costs of program staff.
    Organization Contact Information: http://www.gogettersinc.org/Lower-Shore-Clinic.html​

    Grantee Organization: Lower Shore Clinic
    Focus Area:
     Behavioral Health
    Grant and Amount: 12-007 ($240,000)
    Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported a program to add primary care services to an existing behavioral health care clinic. The program provided regular physicals, preventative services, and chronic disease management for individuals with existing mental health or substance use disorders. Grant funds supported the operational costs for this expansion of services. The grantee reported serving 434 individuals through 1,468 visits over the duration of the grant. 
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    Grantee Organization: Wicomico County Health Department 
    Grant(s) and Amount(s): 08-007 ($301,250) 
    Focus Area: Dental
    Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the relocation and expansion of the WCHD Village Dental clinic to improve access and increase its capacity to serve county residents. Grant funds were utilized to re-locate the clinic to a larger facility, increase the number of volunteer dental provider hours, implement a case management program, expand the clinic's hours of operation and increase the number of patients the clinic is able to serve. This program served more than 1,900 patients and leveraged an additional $46,340 in private and federal funding. 
    Organization Contact Information: www.wicomicohealth.org​​