Promoting Comprehensive Women's Health Services and Reducing Infant Mortality (20 grants)

Grantee Organization: The Family Tree
Jurisdiction Served: Baltimore City 
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: Baltimore City Health Department
Jurisdiction Served: Baltimore City 
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: Community Clinic, Inc.
Jurisdiction Served: Prince George's 
Grant and Amount: 15-001 ($110,000)
Grant Project Description: This one-year grant provides funding for CCI to expand services at its newly opened prenatal clinic in Greenbelt and access to a range of comprehensive women's health services. Grant funding is utilized to cover the salary costs of one FTE RN and one FTE Community Health Worker (CHW), as the prenatal clinic is currently staffed with three part-time volunteer NPs. Services enabled under the grant include care coordination, screening for depression, and screening/care management for diabetes. This proposal would serve Prince George's County, a jurisdiction identified by DHMH as a priority area. 
Organization Contact Information: www.cciweb.org

 

Grantee Organization: Access to Wholistic and Productive Living 
Jurisdiction Served: Prince George’s 
Grant and Award: 14-001 ($100,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supports the expansion of services for pregnant and early postpartum women in order to improve birth outcomes and rates of first trimester prenatal care in underserved communities in Prince George’s County. Services include targeted case management, home visiting, linkage to prenatal care, smoking cessation services and/or health education. Grant funds are being utilized to hire staff to increase the number of zip codes in Prince George’s County served by the Bright Beginnings program. 
Organization Contact Information: www.guide.awpli.org

 

Grantee Organization: Mary’s Center 
Jurisdiction Served: Prince George’s
Grant and Amount: 14-002 ($300,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supports an effort to reduce health disparities and the State’s infant mortality rate by expanding its current prenatal services at the grantee’s Adelphi, MD clinic. Services also include the provision of primary health care for women of reproductive age. Grant funds will be used to support the salary costs of a Primary Care Adult/Family Medical Doctor, a Certified Nurse Midwife, a Family Support Worker, and a Life Cycle Health Educator at the Adelphi health center. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.maryscenter.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Planned Parenthood-Maryland
Jurisdiction Served: Baltimore City 
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 Calvert County Health Department 
Jurisdiction Served: Calvert
Grant and Amount: 14-004 ($230,000)
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supports a program to reduce infant mortality rates by creating a new, “one-stop shop” of integrated behavioral health and social services for substance abusing women and expectant mothers. Grant funds are being utilized to develop and implement the multi-disciplinary program which includes intensive case management and linkage to local obstetric providers, family planning, folic acid supplements, behavioral health services, WIC, social services, dental care, health insurance enrollment, and community resources such as education and job training opportunities. 
Organization Contact Information: www.calverthealth.org

 

Grantee Organization: Harford County Health Department 
Jurisdiction Served: Harford
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: Tri-State Community Health Center 
Jurisdiction Served: Allegany County
Grant and Amount: 12-002 ($135,598) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supported a collaboration between Tri-State Community Health Center and the ACHD to bring together resources and health care providers at Tri-State’s existing Women's Health Center. Grant funds were utilized to provide women with OB/GYN and postnatal care services through Tri-State providers and home visiting services through the ACHD staff. The grantee reported serving 256 women through 1,361 visits over the duration of the grant.
Organization Contact Information: http://www.tschc.org/

 

Grantee Organization: St. Mary's County Health Department 
Jurisdiction Served: St. Mary's
Grant and Amount: 11-001 ($240,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported a program which provided individual and group reproductive health and family planning counseling, multi-vitamins with folic acid to women of child bearing age, pregnancy tests, and up to three months of birth control. Grant funds were utilized to support operational and administrative costs. The grantee reported serving 1,640 patients and provided 1,971 visits over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: www.smchd.org

 

Grantee Organization: Access to Wholistic & Productive Living 
Jurisdiction Served: Prince George's
Grant and Amount: 11-002 ($150,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the expansion of the Bright Beginnings program which is aimed at reducing infant mortality and morbidity in vulnerable populations. The program enrolled participants through community outreach and then connected them to prenatal care, health insurance coverage, and social services. The program enrolled 111 women over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: www.guide.awpli.org

 

Grantee Organization: Allegany County Health Department 
Jurisdiction Served: Allegany
Grant and Amount: 11-003 ($127,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported a program the provided case management services to women who use substances during pregnancy during the post-partum period. The program referred women to drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation, and provided specialized instruction for providing care to substance affected newborns. DHMH matched the CHRC grant award and CareFirst awarded a one-time $20,000 grant to the Allegany County Health Department to implement this program. The grantee reported to have served 363 patients and provided 1,592 visits over the duration of the grant.
Organization Contact Information: www.alleganyhealthdept.com

 

Grantee Organization: Access to Wholistic & Productive Living 
Jurisdiction Served: Prince George's
Grant and Amount: 10-001 ($100,000) 
Grant Project Description: The two-year grant supported the Bright Beginnings Program which provided targeted case management services, health education, smoking cessation support, and linkages to early prenatal and post-partum care for women living in zip codes 20743 and 20746 (Seat Pleasant, Fairmount Heights, Capitol Heights and Suitland). Grant funds were utilized to support the costs of operations and the services of a case manager. The grantee reported serving 83 women through 386 visits over the duration of the grant.
Organization Contact Information: www.guide.awpli.org

 

Grantee Organization: Baltimore County Health Department 
Jurisdiction Served: Baltimore County 
Grant and Amount: 10-002 ($293,759)
Grant Project Description: CHRC grant funds supported the Prenatal Enrichment Program, which provided access to a prenatal, educational and case management services for high risk pregnant women and teenagers. The program provides education and counseling on management of health issues, screenings, and interventions for smoking and other substance use during pregnancy, and home visiting program during pregnancy and after delivery. Grant funds were utilized to support the salaries of program staff. The grantee reported serving 2,019 women through 4,275 visits over the duration of the grant.
Organization Contact Information: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/health/healthservices/familyplanning.html

 

Grantee Organization: Baltimore Medical System. Inc. (BMS) 
Jurisdiction Served: Baltimore City, Baltimore County
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: Garrett County Health Department 
Jurisdiction Served: Garrett 
Grant and Amount: 
10-004 ($298,288) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the expansion of the health department's Nurse-Family home visiting program, which provided services throughout pregnancy and through the first two years of the child's life. Grant funds were utilized to support nursing staff salaries. The grantee reported serving 527 patients through 3,774 visits over the duration of the grant. 
Organization Contact Information: www.garretthealth.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Pregnancy Aid Centers 
Jurisdiction Served: Prince George's 
Grant and Amount: 10-005 ($300,000)
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the provision of pregnancy services by a multidisciplinary team and targeted pregnant teens in Prince George’s County. The program provided services aimed at reducing the incidence of repeat pregnancies in the teen population by providing family planning services. Grant funds were utilized to support staff salaries. The grantee reported providing services to 379 patients over 3,812 over the duration of the grant.
Organization Contact Information: www.pregnancyaidcenter.org

 

Grantee Organization: Prince George's Health Department 
Jurisdiction Served: Prince George's 
Grant and Amount: 10-006 ($250,000) 
Grant Project Status: Closed 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant funded the Tapestry Program which provided perinatal services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women in Prince George's County. The health department partnered with the University of Maryland to provide multidisciplinary services high risk women of reproductive age, including those with HIV/AIDS. Grant funds were utilized to support salary costs and support the services provided under this grant. The grantee reported providing services to 165 women through 987 visits over the duration of the grant.  
Organization Contact Information: www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/health/

 

Grantee Organization: Carroll County Health Department
Jurisdiction Served: Carroll County
Grant and Amount: 09-011 ($190,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant funded the Best Beginnings Program, an interagency prenatal care program that targets women who are low-income, uninsured, and underserved residents of Carroll County. The funds were utilized to support staff salaries for the program. The grantee reported that 80 women were served in this program through 3,652 patient visits over the duration of the grant.
Organization Contact Information: http://cchd.maryland.gov/​

 

Grantee Organization: Queen Anne's Health Department
Jurisdiction Served: Queen Anne's
Grant and Amount: 08-027 ($82,597) 
Grant Project Description: This one-year grant supported the Mom Movers Program, which provided the resources for prenatal care for uninsured and undocumented foreign-born women with less than five years of residency in the United States. In addition, the program provided transportation to and from medical appointments as well as linkages to other resources in the community. This program provided services and education to 88 women through 850 prenatal visits over the duration of the grant.
Organization Contact Information: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/qahealth/Pages/home.aspx

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