Harford County - 11 Grants​

Grantee Organization: Harford County Health Department
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: 15-008 ($320,000)
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant provides funding to support the partnership between Harford Health Department and Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) to identify high-risk, high-cost populations and would "integrate" the care coordination efforts of Harford Health Department with disease management efforts of UCH. Grant funds are utilized to cover the salary costs of program staff. 
Organization Contact Information: http://harfordcountyhealth.com/

 

Grantee Organization: West Cecil Community Health Center
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: 14-008 (480,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supports the opening of a new Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Harford County. The new FQHC will offer primary care services in West Cecil in a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) between Aberdeen and Havre de Grace. Grant funds are being utilized to support the start-up operational costs of the center. West Cecil Community Center leveraged this grant funding to receive an additional $250,000 from the Weinberg Foundation. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.westcecilhealth.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Harford County Health Department. 
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: LHIC 13-007 ($200,000) 
Grant Project Description:  This one-year grant supported a comprehensive coordinated care and preventative mental health program to improve overall health outcomes for high-risk residents in an effort to decrease ED utilization. Grant funds would be were utilized to hire three “clinical nurse social workers” and to expand the grantee’s Comprehensive Women’s Health Project care coordination model to 3 additional sites. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.harfordcountyhealth.com/\

 

Grantee Organization: Harford County Health Department 
Focus Area: Infant Mortality
Grant and Amount: 12-001 ($156,052) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the addition of comprehensive care coordination and community outreach to the HCHD existing family planning/reproductive health services. The comprehensive program targeted low income, minority women and health services and interventions to reduce infant mortality rates. The program served 2,858 patients through 8,080 visits over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.harfordcountyhealth.com/

 

Grantee Organization: Harford County Health Department. 
Focus Area: Childhood Obesity
Grant and Amount: LHIC 12-012 ($25,000) 
Grant Project Description: The Harford County Health Department utilized CHRC base grant funding to support a contract with a marketing/public relations firm to develop a strategic marketing plan to encourage healthy living by Harford County residents.  Bonus grant funds were utilized to support two initiatives: (1) the implementation of a mobile text messaging program to help increase appointment attendance and treatment focused on diverting adolescents from a more restrictive therapeutic or educational placement (i.e. residential treatment) and re-integrating them back into the community, resulting in a significant cost savings to the state; and (2) the cross-training of mental health and substance abuse staff to help integrate these treatment programs and improve delivery of behavioral health care services in Harford County.
Organization Contact Information: http://www.harfordcountyhealth.com/\

 

Grantee Organization: West Cecil Community Health Center
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant and Amount: 11-007 ($250,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant was awarded to integrate behavioral health care services at its primary care facility. The behavioral health care team consults with WCHC’s primary care providers to refer patients to services and work collaboratively to ensure comprehensive, integrated care to patients who need primary and behavioral health care services. Grant funds were utilized to support the salaries of behavioral health practitioners. The grantee reported serving 988 patients through 6,077 visits over the duration of the grant.
Organization Contact Information: www.westcecilhealth.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Harford Health Department
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: 09-007 ($145,749) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported a school based health center program at four elementary schools in the county. The CHRC's grant supported expansion of primary care and mental health services at the SBHCs for students and their families, particularly those lacking access to care. Grant funds were utilized for administrative costs and to support Community Health Service Evenings, which provided free health screenings, physicals and assisted linking individuals and families to a medical home. The grantee reported that 1,474 patients received care through the program.
Organization Contact Information: www.harfordcountyhealth.com

 

Grantee Organization: Upper Chesapeake Healthlink
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant Amount: 09-018 ($250,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the integration of on-site mental health services and medication management in a primary care setting. Grant funds supported the recruitment of specialty care providers for the program. Throughout the program nearly 90 specialty care providers were contracted and consistently booked to capacity.  The grantee reported serving 3,397 patients through 15,733 visits over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: www.uchs.org/?section=healthlink&page=about_healthlink

 

Grantee Organization: Harford County Health Department
Grant and Amount: 08-006 ($435,564) 
Focus Area: Dental
Grant Project Descriptions: This two-year grant supported Harford’s efforts to provide dental services to low-income and underinsured/ uninsured children. Grant funds were used to support program salaries and oral health education supplies. Over the duration of the grant, 3,558 patients were seen over 7,270 visits.
Organization Contact Informationwww.harfordcountyhealth.com

 

Grantee Organization: Harford County Health Department
Grant and Amount: 08-015 ($484,237) 
Focus Area: Behavioral Health 
Grant Project Descriptions: This three-year grant supported the Hope Program, a re-entry program that included substance abuse and mental health treatment for adjudicated individuals. The program provided free drug treatment, counseling, medical and mental health care to those incarcerated at the Harford County Detention Center and continued those services after release. The program also provided transportation to treatment centers, and linkage to social services. Grant funds were utilized to support staff salaries. This grants provided health care services to over 1,000 individuals throughout the county over the duration of the grant.

Organization Contact Information: www.harfordcountyhealth.com

 

Grantee Organization: Upper Chesapeake Health
Grant and Amount: 08-024 ($485,743) 
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supported the development of a comprehensive ED diversion program to redirect uninsured patients away from using emergency rooms for non-emergent visits by redirecting uninsured and underinsured patients towards a medical home for primary and preventative care, as well as linking them to a comprehensive community based continuum of care (mental health, specialty care, substance abuse, entitlement programs, etc.). The program provided a medical home for patients at the Upper Chesapeake HealthLink Primary Care Clinic. Grant funding was utilized to support staff salaries. During the three year grant period, 2,487 patients were served by the HealthLink PCC. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.uchs.org/​​