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Maryland Suicide Prevention Program seeks to save lives, impart hope, and support communities
The Maryland Suicide Prevention Program aims to prevent deaths by increasing awareness and by
improving preparedness to identify individuals at risk, to intervene, and to provide support to promote healing and improved quality of life. By partnering with various state departments, agencies, and community members, this mission is possible.
The Facts: Community Pathways Waiver Renewal
The recent proposed changes to some home and community based service structures through Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) have prompted both positive and negative reactions throughout the disability community.
Maryland Medicaid moving forward with expansion of residential drug treatment reimbursement
Maryland’s battle to end the opioid epidemic, and the often-fatal overdoses that have marked the epidemic, has included a years-long push to expand residential drug treatment options for affected communities
Soy Butter Nut Blog
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is continuing to warn consumers not to eat I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter and SoyNut Butter-containing products from The SoyNut Butter Company
Maryland Medicaid’s multifaceted approach to tackling the trends of opioid misuse, dependence and overdose
In support of Governor Larry Hogan’s Heroin and Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement Initiative, Maryland Medicaid is partnering with
2017 Cold Tips Blog
Though Maryland has experienced a more mild winter than in years past, just because there's not snow on the ground doesn't mean you're not at risk for cold-related illness.
Developmental Disabilities Administration and Self-Direction Services
John Smith* is a 26-year-old Marylander with a disability. He also lives at home with his parents, who are his caretakers. He works ten hours a week at a local office. His interests are detective.
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