Washington County - 7 Grants



Grantee Organization: Wells House 
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant and Amount: 18-010 ($103,615) 
Grant Project Description: This project would add somatic care services at two addiction treatment facilities in Western Maryland. Many of the patients at Wells House have complex medical needs, and providing integrated behavioral and somatic care could lead to a reduction in avoidable hospital utilization for this vulnerable population. The project would utilize a nurse practitioner and medical assistant to perform health assessments, provide necessary health education, and address other somatic health issues. This program is replicable at other addiction facilities in the state and would help improve health outcomes for individuals needing substance use treatment services. 
Organization Contact Information:  www.wellshouse.org​​

 

Grantee Organization: Western Maryland AHEC.
Focus Area: Dental 
Grant and Amount: 18-016 ($300,000) 
Grant Project Description: This project would expand an existing successful dental program that currently serves two jurisdictions (Allegany and Garrett) into a third jurisdiction (Washington County). The program would provide access to reduced price dentures for low-income residents of Washington County who face a number of barriers accessing health and dental care. A Community Health Worker would work with vulnerable residents to overcome the social determinants of health which stand in the way of accessing care. Participants would also be screened for somatic health and social support needs. 
Organization Contact Information: 
http://www.ahecwest.org/​

 

Grantee Organization: Walnut Street Community Health Center (Now Family Healthcare of Hagerstown) 
Focus Area: Dental
Grant and Amount: 12-004 ($98,000) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supported the expansion of the Healthy Smiles in Motion, a mobile dental van program. Grant funds were used to hire a dentist to provide oral health services to children through the program. Over the duration of this grant, Health Smiles in Motion enrolled 505 children and provided 639 visits. 
Organization Contact Information: http://www.walnutstreetchc.org/   

 

Grantee Organization: Washington County Health Department 
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: LHIC 12-017 ($25,000) 
Grant Project Description: The Washington County Health Department utilized grant funds to complete a comprehensive community needs assessment to identify gaps and barriers related to accessing health care in the County.  A needs assessment had not been conducted in Washington County for more than 10 years.   The needs assessment was completed, and identified the following three priority areas: (1) reduce behavioral health ED visits; (2) reduce diabetes related ED visits; and (3) reduce cardiovascular disease related ED visits.
Organization Contact Information: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/washhealth/Pages/home.aspx

 

Grantee Organization: Washington County Health Department
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant and Amount: 09-009 ($216,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the expansion of mental health services at the health department's three School-Based Health Centers. The grant funds enabled the expansion of patient access to a licensed social worker. The grant also helped to support the evaluation and implementation of a software system to improve student/patient tracking and improve billing and collections for services. The grantee reported serving 183 students through 1,069 visits over the duration of the grant.
Organization Contact Information: http://washco-md.net/human/index.shtm

 

Grantee Organization: Walnut Street Community Health Center (now Family Healthcare of Hagerstown)
Grant and Amount: 08-012 ($400,000) 
Focus Area: I.T.
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the planning and implementation of an integrated practice management, electronic dental records and electronic medical records system. Grant funds were utilized to purchase software necessary to implement the electronic medical records system. 
Organization Contact Information: http://familyhch.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Walnut Street Community Health Center (now Family Healthcare of Hagerstown) 
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant and Amount: 07-012 ($339,125) 
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supported the Improving Patient Care Program at WSCHC health facility. The program incorporated behavioral health services within the Center’s established family practice. Grant funds were utilized to purchase equipment and support staff salaries and training. The grantee reported serving 570 patients through 6,594 visits over the duration of the grant.
Organization Contact Information: http://familyhch.org/

 

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