To contain the spread of COVID-19, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission staff may be 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
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).
- June 29, 2022 - CHRC Administrative topics: invoicing, fiscal documentation, budget templates, grant modifications, subcontractors
- July 13, 2022 - CRISP SDOH Tool
- Prior Technical Assistance Meetings (Click here for Meeting Materials)
- Jun 15, 2022 - Grant Monitoring, Consumer Engagement/Community Outreach, Marketing, Implementation`
- June 1, 2022 - Review definiton of "Patients Served" and CRISP Panel Uploading
- May 18, 2022 - CHRC M&D Frequently Asked Questions
- May 4, 2022 - CRISP Pre-Post Panel uploading
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 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.
Maryland Community Health Resources Commission - Updates and Information
FY 2022 Call for Proposals - Application Period has closed. Promoting Community Health Resources: Advancing health equity and addressing the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The application period for the CHRC’s FY 2022 Call for Proposals closed on March 22, and generated 48 applications requesting a total of $27,783,700. The Commission developed consensus recommendations and applicants were notified of their application status after the Commission meeting on May 12, 2022. Following the meeting on June 9, 2022 Commissioners made grant awards to 17 applicants. Information regarding the new grantees, their programs and the population served will be updated here.
CHRC Meeting Information
The next CHRC meeting will take place on June 28, 2022, from 10:00 am - 10:30. The meeting will be held virtually and Zoom meeting informatin may be found below. An agenda and meeting information will be posted here in advance of the June 28 meeting. The meeting is open to the public, however, participation will be limited to Commissioners and CHRC staff. Zoom information for the meeting may be found below:
Zoom meeting link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85027921220?pwd=c2QycjhhSlFyeC9nUW82Ulc3Smw3dz09
Meeting ID: 850 2792 1220 / Passcode: 828255 / Dial-in: 301-715-8592
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:
Jen Thayer, Administrator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Seeman, Fiscal Specialist - email@example.com
Ed Swartz, Fiscal Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorianne Moss, Policy Analyst - email@example.com
CHRC Impact Statement
To view a copy of the Commission's most recent Impact Statement, click
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 648 grants totaling $111.9 million, supporting programs in every jurisdiction of the state. These programs have collectively served more than 517,000 Marylanders, and grants awarded by the CHRC have enabled grantees to leverage $31.8 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:
grants to expand access in underserved areas and support public health priorities;
Staffing the Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers;
Supporting the State's Diabetes Action Plan through the provision of assistance to Local Health Improvement Coalitions;
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;
Establishing the Pathways to Health Equity Program/Health Equity Resource Communities under the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act of 2021
- Establishing the Maryland Consortium of Coordinated Community Supports under the BluePrint for Maryland's Future; and
Providing ongoing technical assistance to CHRC grantees and other programs and executing other Special Projects.
In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Commission implements a thorough system of performance measurement 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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