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 Presiding Officers of the Maryland General Assembly recently appointed The Honorable David D. Rudolph as Consortium Chair.
Membership: Click here for a list of Consortium members.
Mailing List: To be added to the Consortium mailing list, please click here.
The next meeting of the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Meeting information may be found below:
- Meeting Date & Time: October 18, 2022 / 9:30 AM
- Location: TBD
- Zoom Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87135005022?pwd=VEtwVEF3MmV1SFZVa0dsR0JqN2l4dz09
- Meeting ID: 871 3500 5022 Meeting Passcode: 803242 Dial-in Number: 301-715-8592
Additional Meeting Information: Participation is limited to Consortium members, invited presenters and CHRC staff.
Prior Meeting Information
September 22, 2022 - In-Person Meeting - Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports
August 17, 2022 – Orientation Meeting – Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports
Responsibilities of the Consortium
(1) Develop a geographically diverse statewide framework for the creation of Coordinated Community Supports Partnerships; (2) Ensure that such partnerships meet student behavioral health needs in a holistic, non-stigmatized manner within 1-hour drive of residence; (3) Provide expertise for best practices in the delivery of behavioral health services, supports, and wraparound services; (4) Develop a financial model for such services including grant funding, reimbursement from private and public insurers, sliding scale, hospital community benefit, and other funding sources; (5) Direct technical assistance and develop best practices to support positive classroom environments and the closing of achievement gaps; and (6) Develop accountability metrics. The National Center on School Mental Health will provide Technical Assistance.
Reports & Presentations
August 10, 2022 - Presentation to Strong Schools Maryland - Coalition for the Blueprint for Maryland's Future
Funding: The Consortium will utilize a new Coordinated Community Supports Partnership Fund to provide grants and technical assistance to fulfill the duties of the Consortium. Funding levels are: $50 million for FY 2023; $85 million for FY 2024; $110 million for FY 2025; and $130 million for FY 2026 and each FY thereafter.
Staff: The CHRC will staff the Consortium via four additional PINs.
First report due to legislature: The first report will be due December 1, 2022.