Promoting rural health and expanding access in rural underserved communities are priorities of the Commission. The CHRC has awarded 347 grants totaling $85.9 million. Of the 301 program grants, nearly half (148 of 301) have supported programs in rural areas. CHRC rural health grants, totaling approximately $37.9 million, have provided more than 104,000 patients access to primary care, behavioral health care, dental, women’s health, and childhood obesity prevention services in 18 rural jurisdictions of the state. CHRC grants have provided the start-up funding to enable safety net providers to increase their capacity and have supported innovative and replicable projects to address social determinants of health and serve vulnerable populations.
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ABOUT THE CHRC, RURAL HEALTH, AND THE MARYLAND RURAL HEALTH STORIES PROJECT
The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) has released three videos that highlight the human impact of CHRC grants in rural communities. The first video highlights programs in Garrett, Wicomico, and Calvert Counties. The second video highlights programs in Carroll, Cecil, and Wicomico Counties. A third video recounts the story of Calvert County resident Rachel who is overcoming addiction and changing her life's path.
The rural health stories project is a special collaboration with the Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA). Under the project, six programs in rural communities are highlighted and residents who received services under these six programs went on camera to tell their story about how their lives were impacted by these programs.
To view the other videos
To read Jessica's story
To read Juan's story
To read Rachel's story