​Baltimore City - 36 Grants


Grantee Organization: Baltimore City Health Department
Focus Area: Childhood Obesity
Grant and Amount: 17-012 ($150,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant, expanding on an existing CHRC grant, will expand the “Baltimarket Healthy Stores” program, which works with retail stores to expand access to affordable, healthy food options that serve low-income children and families. Under the program, additional stores will be recruited to the Baltimarket program. The Baltimore City Health Department will provide technical assistance to these stores, focusing on the implementation of federal SNAP/food stamp changes, and employ young residents as community health educators. 
Organization Contact Information: health.baltimorecity.gov

 

Grantee Organization: Helping Up Mission
Focus Area: Dental 
Grant and Amount: 17-021 ($150,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant is being used expand an existing program they have with the University of Maryland Dental School to help homeless residents secure comprehensive dental services.  This program will build on Helping Up Mission's existing partnerships with Towson University, the Health Alliance, Johns Hopkins Hospital, UMSOD, and the DHMH Office of Oral Health. CHRC grant funding is being utilized for staff salaries and to provide subsidized dental services from outside providers. 
Organization Contact Information: helpingupmission.org

 

Grantee Organization: The Family Tree
Focus Area: Infant Mortality 
Grant and Amount: 17-017 ($150,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant provides funding to implement an evidence-based, cost-effective, "Maryland Family Connects" program, which is a home visitation program for at-risk mothers designed to support new mothers in caring for their newborns by providing a brief intervention strategy (3-7 visits post-partum). 
Organization Contact Information: www.familytreemd.org​

 

Grantee Organization: Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore
Focus Area: Behavioral Health 
Grant and Amount: 16-006 ($600,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant is being utilized to support the operating costs of a new “Stabilization Center” in Baltimore. The center will be located at the current site of a Federally Qualified Health Center and will intercept EMS calls for alcohol/substance use, divert these individuals from hospital emergency departments, and refer them to services at the Stabilization Center. Individuals receive case-management after discharge from the Center. Grant funds are being utilized to support the salaries of peer recovery support specialists. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.bhsbaltimore.org

 

Grantee Organization: Potomac Healthcare Foundation
Focus Area: Behavioral Health 
Grant and Amount:  16-007 ($275,000) 
Grant Project Description: This thee-year grant is utilizing funding to establish a 50-bed residential Recovery Support Center in West Baltimore. The project addresses three of the seven goals of the Governor’s Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force by: (1) expanding access to treatment by removing one of the barriers for accessing care, housing; (2) enhancing the quality of treatment via an evidence-based approach that utilizes residential recovery housing; and (3) boosting overdose prevention efforts, as “stable housing and quality treatment are the bulwarks against overdose.” Grant funds are being utilized to support the salary costs of case managers at the program. 
Organization Contact Information:  http://www.mountainmanor.org

 

Grantee Organization: Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
Focus Area: Behavioral Health 
Grant and Amount:  16-008 ($125,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year -grant supports the creation of a new Forensic Diversion Program (FDP) for inmate pre-trial mental health stabilization prior to competency determination from the courts. The goal of the Bon Secours FDP program is to enable court-involved individuals with serious mental illness awaiting trial to receive services at Bon Secours in lieu of another placement in the state hospital system. Grant funds are being utilized to support staff salaries and training. 
Organization Contact Information:  http://www.bonsecoursbaltimore.com

 

Grantee Organization: Shepherd’s Clinic
Focus Area: Primary Care 
Grant and Amount: 16-010 ($105,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant is being used to support a diabetes Self-management program at a free clinic in Baltimore City that predominantly serves low-income, un/underinsured individuals by providing a number of services including primary, specialty, and wellness programs. The proposal requests funding to triple the capacity of the Diabetes Self-Management Program and grant funds are being utilized to hire a part-time certified diabetes educator. 
Organization Contact Information:  www.shepherdsclinic.org

 

Grantee Organization: Baltimore City Health Department
Focus Area: Infant Mortality 
Grant and Amount: 16-015 ($250,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant provides funding to support the continued implementation of the B’More for Healthy Babies (BHB) Initiative. Grant funds are being utilized to support the salaries of two new public health investigators who will use aggressive, trauma-informed strategies to outreach pregnant women who are currently unable to be located though traditional outreach methods or who refuse to talk to care coordinators. The investigators use cutting-edge strategies to direct vulnerable pregnant women and newborns into appropriate obstetric and pediatric homes. 
Organization Contact Information: health.baltimorecity.gov

 

Grantee Organization: Total Health Care, Inc.
Focus Area: Dental 
Grant and Amount: 15-004 ($180,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant involves a new collaboration between Total Health Care and Mercy Hospital to ensure all pregnant women patients of Total who are seen by Mercy OB providers will receive the benefit of integrated OB and dental care. The Total dental proposal offers an innovative hospital-community partnership with Mercy and could serve as a model for other areas of the state. Grant funding is being utilized to provide "seed money" to hire a dentist who will provide oral health education sessions during 6-week pregnancy group sessions. 
Organization Contact Information: www.totalhealthcare.org

 

Grantee Organization: Medstar Union Memorial Hospital 
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: 15-009 ($150,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supports a hospital-community partnership to open a new FQHC site operated by Total Health Care on the grounds of Medstar Union Memorial Hospital (MUMH). The FQHC will serve patients from Baltimore City who are chronically ill and who are frequent users of the hospital ED and inpatient services. Grant funding covers the salaries of care coordinators who are embedded in the MUMH ED. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.medstarunionmemorial.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Esperanza Center
Focus Area: Primary Care 
Grant and Amount: 15-010 ($200,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant award is being used to support a program to expand clinic hours at the Esperanza Center from 17 to 28 per week. The center serves low-income un/underinsured patients in Baltimore City and is supported by Catholic Charities and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Grant funding utilized covers the salary costs program personnel. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/immigrants/​

 

Grantee Organization: Planned Parenthood-Maryland
Focus Area: Infant Mortality 
Grant and Amount: 14-003 ($225,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supports a program which seeks to reduce infant mortality rates by increasing access to comprehensive women’s health services in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, and Wicomico Counties. Grant funds are being utilized to provide same-day access to Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC), as well as to prevent substance-exposed pregnancies by implementing use of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) tool. The grantee is also providing outreach to clients to educate them about the importance of health insurance and connect eligible individuals to coverage. 
Organization Contact Information: www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-maryland

 

Grantee Organization: Health Care for the Homeless 
Grants and Amounts: 14-009 ($140,000) 
Focus Area(s): Primary Care 
Grant Project Description: This one-year grant supported a program that provided a medical home for homeless individuals in Baltimore City who were high utilizers of the City’s emergency departments. The program provided health-related services, education, and advocacy to reduce the incidence and burdens of homelessness. Over the duration of the program 66 individuals received care through 1,040 encounters. 
Organization Contact Information: www.hchmd.org

 

Grantee Organization: Health Care Access Maryland
Focus Area:  Primary Care 
Grants and Amount:  14-011 ($800,000) 
Grant Project Description:   This three-year grant supports a program that targets individuals with chronic disease conditions who frequently utilize the Sinai Hospital emergency departments and promotes access to primary and preventative care services in the community. The program helps residents enroll in public health care coverage and navigate the complex health care system. Grant funds are being used to support new ED diversion teams deployed in two hospitals in Baltimore City (Sinai and Northwest Hospitals). 
Organization Contact Information: www.healthcareaccessmaryland.org

 

Grantee Organization: Mosaic
Focus Area: Behavioral Health 
Grant and Amount: 14-013 ($550,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported a collaborative program between Mosaic and Baltimore Medical System to provide integrated behavioral health and primary care services to residents of Baltimore City. Grant funds were utilized to support the Opening of the Sharfstein Center on N. Charles Street. Services provided included somatic, case management, addiction and behavioral health programs. Grant funds supported staff salaries. 
Organization Contact Information: www.mosaicinc.org

 

Grantee Organization: Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland 
Focus Area: Childhood Obesity
Grant and Amount: 14-018 ($510,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supports the Heathiest Maryland Schools program which seeks to bring together pediatricians, schools, and communities to address childhood obesity, and to support interventions in three Title I elementary schools in West Baltimore. Grant funding is utilized for staffing a program manager, a clinical coordinator, and a research assistant, as well as for data collection and analysis. 
Organization Contact Information: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/pediatrics/

 

Grantee Organization: Baltimore City Health Department
Focus Area: Childhood Obesity
Grant and Amount: 14-019 ($750,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant is being utilized to support the “Baltimarket Healthy Stores” program, which aims to prevent childhood obesity through a multi-level, community-based program that transforms the retail food environment.  The program has three core elements: corner store, Youth Neighborhood Food Advocate, and grocery store-based nutrition education, and focuses on the following zip codes in West Baltimore: 21216, 21217, 21223, and 21229. 
Organization Contact Information: http://baltimorehealth.org/>

 

Grantee Organization: Behavioral Health Leadership Institute
Focus Area: Behavioral Health 
Grant Amount: 14-021 ($20,570) 
Grant Project Description: This one-year grant allowed Behavioral Health Leadership Institute to develop a sustainability plan for the Partners in Integrated Treatment and Community Health (PITCH). The PITCH model provided for integration of a clinical team with trained community health workers and strong community partnerships.  Grant funds were utilized to hire an expert to consult on financial sustainability and Medicaid reimbursement. Grant funds were leveraged by BHLI to receive additional funds from Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation and the Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund and helped support the development of a Community Health Worker Toolkit.    
Organization Contact Information: http://www.bhli.org/index.shtml

 

Grantee Organization: Baltimore City Health Department 
Focus Area: Dental
Grant and Amount: 12-003 ($58,428)
Grant Project Description: The two-year grant supported a partnership between the Oral Health Services Program and the Immunization Program in the BCHD to ensure at-risk children and families receive preventative oral health education and dental care at an early juncture in the child's development. The program enrolled 1,102 patients over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: http://baltimorehealth.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Catholic Charities-Esperanza Center
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grants and Amount: 12-009 ($219,400)
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant enabled Catholic Charities to expand the successful Asociación Comunidad Saludable (ACS) Project which increased access to care for the uninsured Latino population in Baltimore City. Grant funds were used to hire a full-time nurse practitioner who provided primary care visits to children and adults. The grantee reported serving 3,156 patients through 6,498 visits over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: www.catholiccharities-md.org/immigrants/

 

Grantee Organization: Shepherd's Clinic
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grants and Amount: 12-010 ($160,000)
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant increased the capacity of the Shepherd’s Clinic to provide primary care services to low-income and uninsured residents of Baltimore City. The grant enabled Shepherd's Clinic to expand its hours of operations, reduce the current month-long wait time for an appointment by 50%, and address the clinic's rapid patient growth. The grantee reported serving 2,869 patients through 16,443 visits over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: http://shepherdsclinic.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Mosaic Community Services
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant and Amount: 11-010 $200,000
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported a pilot program that integrated primary care services for individuals with a co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.  Participants were assessed for somatic health care needs, and connected with a primary care provider. Grant funding was utilized for staff salaries. The grantee reported providing services to 316 individuals over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.mosaicinc.org/

 

Grantee Organization: People Encouraging People
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant and Amount: 11-011 ($250,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supported the integration of a primary care program with existing behavioral, rehabilitative and support services. The program inserted primary care professionals within existing Assertive Community Treatment teams to provide added needed services to those with complex health and social needs. Grant funding was utilized for clinical staff salaries. This grantee reported serving 368 new individuals through 1,400 visits over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.peponline.org/aboutpep/

 

Grantee Organization: Baltimore Medical System. Inc. (BMS) 
Focus Area: Infant Mortality
Grant and Amount: 10-003 ($300,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supported a program to improve access to prenatal care, improve birth outcomes, and provide a medical home to women and their children. The program was operated at BMS's Highlandtown Community Health Center and BMS at St. Agnes where the greatest number of BMS's prenatal patients receive their care. The program provided personalized care to women throughout their pregnancy and through one-year post-partum. The grantee reported serving 1,751 women through 2,423 over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: www.bmsi.org

 

Grantee Organization: Baltimore City Health Department
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: 09-002 ($160,000)
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the Health Department's efforts to develop and implement a technical assistance and training project so school-based health centers (SBHC) bill public and private payors for health care services. The grant supported the health department’s efforts to provide training materials and technical assistance services aimed at assisting SBHCs develop and manage billing and collections systems. 
Organization Contact Information: www.baltimorehealth.org

 

Grantee Organization: Coppin State University/Helene Fuld School of Nursing
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: 09-004 ($201,963) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the expansion of a school based health center program to serve the residents of Baltimore City. Funding was utilized to upgrade equipment, install health information technology to improve the health center's clinical records, and assist in billing and reimbursement from third party payers. The grantee reported providing services for 2,319 students over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: www.coppin.edu/nursing

 

Grantee Organization: Baltimore City Health Department - Substance Abuse Systems, Inc. 
Focus Area: Behavioral Health 
Grant and Amount: 09-010 ($250,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported a program aimed at providing integrated, community-based treatment services using Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) for those with co-occurring disorders and criminal justice system involvement. Patient services were provided by a team of behavioral health, social service and criminal justice professionals. Grant funds were utilized to provide operational costs for the program. The grantee reported serving 48 individuals through 2,385 visits over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: http://health.baltimorecity.gov/

 

Grantee Organization: Baltimore City Health Department 
Focus Area: Dental
Grant and Amount: 08-002 ($70,750) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the enhancement of dental services at the BCHD Dental Clinic by hiring a Public Health Dental Hygienist, providing additional Spanish language training for a dental assistant and incorporating a language translation services. 
Organization Contact Information: http://baltimorehealth.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Baltimore Medical System 
Focus Area: Primary Care 
Grant and Amount: 08-009 ($293,930) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported a program which expanded the current Electronic Health Record system at BMS to four additional health center locations, four school based health centers, and permitted connectivity to partner organizations such as laboratories, hospitals, and pharmacies. Grant funds were used to purchase computer software and equipment necessary for this upgrade. 
Organization Contact Information: www.bmsi.org

 

Grantee Organization: Family Health Centers of Baltimore 
Focus Area: Dental
Grant and Amount: 08-018 ($300,000) 
Grant Project Description: The three-year grant supported a pediatric dental program that provided screenings and oral health educations in area schools and Head Start Locations and linked students to a dental home at FHCB. Under this grant, FHCB was able expand the dental clinic to include more days and evening hours and added a part-time pediatric dentists to allow FHCB to serve more children. 
Organization Contact Information: http://fhcb.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Kernan Orthopedics and Rehabilitation 
Focus Area: Dental
Grant and Amount: 08-019 ($287,410) 
Grant Project Description: The two-year supported the Kernan Dental Service which is a teaching clinic for the University of Maryland’s Dental School. Grant funding enabled Kernan Dental Service to upgrade and replace worn and over-utilized equipment such as x-ray units and mobile dental carts and increase its capacity by adding personnel, an additional dental chair and equipping the operating room. 
Organization Contact Information: www.kernan.org/dental/index.htm

 

Grantee Organization: Total Health Care
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: 08-022 ($100,250) 
Grant Project Description: This one-year grant supported a program with Total Health Care to reduce ED visits for non-emergency conditions by clients accessing Maryland General Hospital's ED. The grantee placed Outreach Coordinators in the hospital's ED during peak usage hours to educate patients on appropriate ED use and to assist patients in connecting with a primary care provider in the community. The grantee reported an 8% reduction in ED visits at Maryland General Hospital from the year prior to the grant's implementation. 
Organization Contact Information: www.totalhealthcare.org​

 

Grantee Organization: University of Maryland Department of Family Medicine
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: 08-023 ($499,749)
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supported the Better Access to Care (BAC) Program aimed at reducing hospital ED visits using the Chronic Care Model for patients with diabetes, depression and asthma. Patients were referred from the UM hospital ED and other community organizations. Grant funds were used to support the salary costs of program staff. 
Organization Contact Information: www.medschool.umaryland.edu/familymedicine

 

Grantee Organization: Baltimore Medical System
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: 07-003 ($502,500)
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supported the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to low-income Hispanic patients by improving medical interpretation services. BMS expanded access to primary care, pre and postnatal care, and specialty and diagnostic services for non-English speaking patients by providing on-site medical interpretation and case management. The grantee reported serving 6,320 patients through 42,000 patient visits over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: www.bmsi.org

 

Grantee Organization: Johns Hopkins Bayview
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant and Amount: 07-008 ($485,479) 
Grant Project Description: The three-year grant provided comprehensive primary care services to people living with serious mental illness. Services included preventative medicine, health education, health coaching and counseling. Initial outcomes provided by the grantee indicated that patients who received intensive services from the program compared to those who were referred to their primary care provider experienced a reduction in smoking (33.8%), visits to the emergency room (34.8%), and high cholesterol (44%). Grant funds were utilized to support staff salaries and supplies. The grantee reported that 268 individuals were served through 1,666 visits over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: www.hopkinsbayview.org/psychiatry

 

Grantee Organization: Union Memorial Hospital
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant and Amount: 07-011 ($333,721) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant funded the Buprenorphine Initiative program and an effective inpatient-to-outpatient transition program for Heroin and opiate addicted patients. After release from Union Memorial Hospital, patients were followed in the Adult Medicine Clinic (AMC) for buprenorphine (Suboxone) maintenance therapy according to a standard buprenorphine treatment protocol. Grant funds were utilized to support staff salaries and data collection. The grantee reported serving 902 individuals through 9,061 patient visits over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.medstarunionmemorial.org/

 

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