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    Community Health Resources Commission​

     Maryland Community Health Resources Commission staff may be working a hybrid schedule - onsite or teleworking.  Commission staff wish to provide exceptional customer service and ask you submit any inquiries via email in order to receive a timely response.  Email information for Commission staff may be found here.

    Maryland Community Health Resources Commission - News 
    The Maryland Community Health Health Resources Commission (CHRC) and the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports are pleased to announce the release of the Cooridnated Community Supports Partnership Grants to Service Providers RFP to support the expansion of youth behavioral services.  The Call for Proposals and additional details may be found by clicking here.

    The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) recently issued 21 grants totaling $8.5 million to support programs across the state that will expand health care access in underserved communities, serve vulnerable residents, and promote overall health equity.  These programs are expected to serve more than 14,000 Marylanders across the state.  Click here​ to read the Press Release and for more information about the ​grants issued by the CHRC, please click here​. ​

    ​​CHRC Meeting Information​

    The next meeting of the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023 beginning at 9:30 am.  Meeting details can be found here. Prior meeting information may be found on the Commission Meeting Information page here​​. ​​

    Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports 
    ​​The Maryland General Assembly included language in the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, Chapter 36 of 2021 (Kirwan education reform bill), to create a new Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports​​​ ​​to help meet student behavioral health needs and other related challenges in a holistic, non-stigmatized manner.  The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) is responsible for providing staff support for the Consortium.  The CHRC will be working closely with the Administration, Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland Department of Health, Maryland General Assembly, and other key stakeholders to help recruit qualified individuals to serve on the Consortium.  

    The next meeting of the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports will be will be scheduled soon.   Meeting details may be found here​.  

    *To be added to the Consortium mailing list, please click here​. **

    Quick Access - Recent Meeting Materials​

    Maryland Health Equity Resource Act / Health Equity Resource Communities Updates and Information
    • Health Equity Resource Communities page- click here.
    • Upcoming Pathways to Health Equity Grantee Technical Assistance Sessions (topics are subject to change). 
      • ​TBD
    • Click here for information regarding previous TA sessions
    CHRC Commissioners vote to award nine Pathways to Health Equity grantees as part of the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act
    The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) voted on February 15, 2022​ to award nine grantees under the new “Pathways to Health Equity” program, investing a total of $13.5 million in new resources in underserved communities across the state.  The new projects will address health disparities, expand access to health services, and improve health outcomes in urban, rural, and suburban communities.  Specific health disparities targeted by the new projects include: diabetes, asthma, heart disease and hypertension, mental health, Substance Use Disorder, maternal and child health, and Sickle Cell Disease.  Click here to read the Press Release and click here to view the program summaries for the Pathways to Health Equity grantees.​​

    Notice for CHRC's Current Grantees

    CHRC staff is prepared to offer advice on issues related to grant reporting deadlines, grant budgets and performance goals and measures.   Our email contact information is below and we will respond to emails that are received in a timely fashion.

    CHRC staff's email contact information:

    Mark Luckner, Executive Director - mark.luckner@maryland.gov

    ​Bob Lally, Chief Financial Officer - bob.lally@maryland.gov

    Michael Fay, Program Manager - michael.fay@maryland.gov

    Nellie Washington, HERC Project Director - nellie.washington@maryland.gov

    Jen Clatterbuck, Administrator - jen.clatterbuck@maryland.gov

    Jon Seeman, Fiscal Specialist - jonthan.seeman@maryland.gov

    Ed Swartz, Fiscal Specialist - ed.swartz@maryland.gov

    ​Lorianne Moss, Policy Analyst - lorianne.moss@maryland.gov

    CHRC Impact Statement

    To view a copy of the Commission's most recent Impact Statement, click he​re​​​​​​​​​.

    The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 2005 to expand access to health care services in underserved communities in Maryland. The CHRC is an independent commission operating within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), whose 11 members are appointed by the Governor. Since its inception, the CHRC has awarded 689 grants totaling $126​​ million, supporting programs in every jurisdiction of the state. These programs have collectively served more than 511,000 Marylanders, and grants awarded by the CHRC have enabled grantees to leverage $36​ million in additional federal and private/non-profit resources.​

    The CHRC supports the work of community health care resources and fulfills its statutory mission in the following activities:

    1. Awarding grants to expand access in underserved areas and support public health priorities;
    2. Staffing the Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers​​;
    3. Supporting the State's Diabetes Action Plan through the provision of assistance to Local Health Improvement Coalitions​;
    4. Implementing the provisions of Senate Bill 496 - Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs and Families (RELIEF) Act by providing emergency grant funding to Title 7 Developmental Disabilities Administration Providers for re-opening, transformation or revenue loss;
    5. Establishing the Pathways to Health Equity Program/Health Equity Resource Communities​ under the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act of 2021
    6. Establishing the Maryland Consortium of Coordinated Community Supports under the BluePrint for Maryland's Future​; and
    7. Providing ongoing technical assistance to CHRC grantees and other programs and executing other Special Projec​ts.

    In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Commission implements a thorough system of performance measure​ment to ensure public resources are utilized effectively and efficiently so that Maryland’s underserved communities receive high-quality health care services. 

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