Senate Bill 1056 created The Rural Health Collaborative for the five Mid-Shore counties (Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, Kent, and Queen Anne) to operate as an independent unit under the Maryland Department of Health, reporting directly to the Secretary. 

The purpose of the Rural Health Collaborative (RHC) representing five counties is to improve the access and delivery of health services in a rural area; develop one or more innovative models for achieving the purpose; align strategies with Maryland Medicare Waiver; select a site(s) for the Rural Health Complex model developed; and demonstrate improved health outcomes for the population.  For better health outcomes of the low income and most vulnerable populations, the RHC will address the integration of clinical and social support services as a part of the model. ​ 

Background M​​at​e​rials:



Interim Report - August 2019​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Executive Committee Meetings:

Monday, October 28th from 5-6pm  --  Agenda​  -  Minutes​
Tuesday, November 19th - CANCELED
Monday, December 16th - CANCELED
Monday, January 27th from 5-6pm  --  Agenda​
Wednesday, February 19th  -  CANCELED
Tuesday, March 31st CANCELED
Monday, May 11th from 5-6 -- Agenda​ 
Access the meeting online (Click Here)
Dial in information:  Phone Number: (872) 240-3212
                                Access Code: 746-314-685


Meetings: 2018-2019​,    2019-2020
Date and Time Location Materials
1st Meeting (Posted 9/9/2019)
Rural Health Collaborative
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Queen Anne's County Health Department
206 N. Commerce Street Centerville, MD 2161
2nd Floor Conference Room A and B
Agenda​
Minutes​
2nd Meeting (Posted 9/9/2019)
Rural Health Collaborative
Monday, December 9, 2019 
5:00pm to 8:00pm
(New) 2nd Meeting (Posted 1/10/2020)
Rural Health Collaborative
Tuesday Jan 28, 2020
5:00pm to 8pm
Queen Anne's County Health Department
206 N. Commerce Street Centerville, MD 2161
 2nd Floor Conference Room A and B
Agenda​ ​
Minutes​
3rd Meeting (Posted 9/9/2019)
Rural Health Collaborative
Monday, March 2, 2020 
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Queen Anne's County Health Department
206 N. Commerce Street Centerville, MD 2161
2nd Floor Conference Room A and B
Agenda​
Minutes​
​4th Meeting (Posted 9/9/2019)
Rural Health Collaborative
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 
5:00p​m to 6:30pm
Access Meeting Online (Click Here​)
Phone Number (517) 317-3112
Access Code: 927-523-845
See information provided on left, no on site
meeting.  
​Agenda​ ​
Minutes​



Additional Information: Portions of these meetings may be held in closed session(s). 

Contact: Sara Seitz, MPH
Phone: (410) 767-4467
Email: sara.seitz@maryland.gov​
​​​