Community Health Resources Commission​

​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 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.  
**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 at 9:30 AM.  The meeting location will be updated here. 

​CHRC Information​

FY 2022 Call for Proposals - Promoting Community Health Resources:  Advancing health equity and addressing the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) voted to approve a total of 17 grants totaling $7.2 million to support innovative, replicable, and sustainable projects across the state that will serve vulnerable populations and promote health equity .  These programs are projected to serve more than 6,600 residents throughout the state of Maryland.  ​Click here​ for a copy of the press release announcing the awards, and click here for a link for summaries of the 17 programs.

​​CHRC Meeting Information​

The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission will hold its next meeting on October 3, 2022. The meeting will be held virtually and information to join may be found h​ere​.

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). 
    • September 28, 2022 - Agenda TBD (Note:  TA Sessions will now be monthly).
  • Prior Technical Assistance Meetings (Click here for Meeting Materials)
    • August 24, 2022 - CRISP data flow
    • August 10, 2022 - Upcoming reporting, CRISP Disclaimer language, Consumer Outreach/Community Engagement
    • July 27, 2022 - Upcoming reporting and grantee presentation
    • July 13, 2022 - Ongoing implementation items
    • ​June 29, 2022 - CHRC Administrative topics: invoicing, fiscal documentation, budget templates, grant modifications, subcontractors
    • Jun 15, 2022 - Grant Monitoring, Consumer Engagement/Community Outreach, Marketing, Implementation​`​
    • June 1, 2022 -  Review definition 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.​​


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 -

​Michael Fay, Program Manager -

Jen Clatterbuck, Administrator -

Jon Seeman, Fiscal Specialist -

Ed Swartz, Fiscal Specialist -

​Lorianne Moss, Policy Analyst -

CHRC Impact Statement

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

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 665 grants totaling $119.1​ 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:

  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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