(1) Preserving or enhancing the state’s ability to serve vulnerable populations regardless of insurance status;
(2) Promoting health equity by reducing health disparities and addressing the social determinants of health; and
(3) Supporting community-based projects that are innovative, sustainable, and replicable.
In this year’s Call for Proposals, the Commission will consider projects in three categories:
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 210 grants totaling $64.1 million, supporting programs in every jurisdiction of the state. These programs have collectively served more than 455,000 Marylanders, and grants awarded by the CHRC have enabled grantees to leverage $22.9 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:
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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