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    (Annapolis, MD)—The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) announced today 17 grant awards, totaling $600,000, to support local action strategies to improve overall health in communities and advance the goals of the State Health Improvement Process (SHIP). Launched earlier last year by the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH), SHIP provides a framework for accountability, local action, and public engagement to improve overall public health outcomes in our state. Today’s grant awards mark the first year of the CHRC’s support of SHIP and Local Health Improvement Coalitions (LHIC), and the Commission plans on awarding a second round of grants to support SHIP in the next fiscal year.

    “The Commission is pleased to support these innovative strategies in the community,” commented John A. Hurson, Chairman, Community Health Resources Commission. “Supporting the State Health Improvement Process is very much in line with the mission of the CHRC.” Over the last six years, the CHRC has issued eight Calls for Proposals, targeting efforts to reduce infant mortality rates; expand access to dental care for low-income children; boost primary care capacity; integrate behavioral health services in the community; and invest in health information technology. In addition to the 17 awards to support SHIP, the CHRC has awarded 93 grants, totaling $22.6 million, supporting programs in every jurisdiction in the state. These grant programs have collectively served nearly 100,000 Marylanders, and the grant funding provided by the CHRC has enabled its grantees to leverage $9.6 million in additional federal and private/non-profit resources.

    “The CHRC's support of the State Health Improvement Process will be welcomed in communities across Maryland,” commented Frances B. Phillips, Deputy Secretary, Public Health Services, DHMH. “This important prevention funding by the Commission will move us toward better health for Marylanders.” The grant funding provided by the CHRC will support key actions identified by LHICs, and follows start-up funding provided earlier this year by the Maryland Hospital Association. The SHIP evaluates the performance of local jurisdictions on 39 indicators of public health outcomes, and is designed to encourage data-driven health planning and public-private collaboration in local communities. In addition, the SHIP provides data on critical health measures by race and ethnicity, so local planning efforts can target key health disparities for action.

    Attached is a list of the individual awards to Local Health Improvement Coalitions (LHICs). Following are examples of the types of activities that CHRC LHIC grant funding will support:

    • Implementing an obesity prevention program that engages local businesses, churches, and other community-based organizations to help engage residents in nutritional education and physical activity;
    • Developing care coordination teams that connect high-risk patients to multiple agencies and services such as health screenings, health coaching, prevention and disease management, and behavior health services; and
    • Providing education and resources to an array of providers to help prevent prescription drug abuse and implementing a community based system of safe pharmaceutical drug disposal.

      CHRC Local Awards


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