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MDPCP In the News​

Maryland Department of Health Press Release: "Maryland Primary Care Vaccine Program Surpasses 500,000 COVID Shots Administered" (Tuesday, October 12th)

​The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has announced that the MDPCP successfuly worked with primary care practices to provide over 500,000 primary vaccines and booster doses at over 500 primary care practice settings. ​The MDPCP is ensuring Marylanders have easy access to COVID-19 vaccines when at their trusted doctor’s office during visits for other health services, like their annual flu shot.​ Read the full press release here. ​​

​Maryland Department of Health Press Release: "Maryland and CMS Advance Total Cost of Care Model and Maryland Primary Care Program with Amendment, MOU" (​Thursday, August 18th)

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced advancements to the Total Cost of Care Model with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that include further financial accountability for primary care practices, new funding for disadvantaged residents, and continued commitment to reducing Medicare costs and improving the health of Marylanders. Read the full press release here. ​

Maryland Department of Health ​Photo Release​: "​Maryland Primary Care Program Celebrates Successful COVID Booster Campaign Statewide"

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has announced that the MDPDP successfully worked with primary care practices to provide over 17,000 booster doses during the Spring 2022 MDPCP Booster Campaign. At the conclusion of the campaign, MDPCP visited Crain Medical to acknowledge and celebrate their notable success of achieving a percent increase among their boosted beneficiaries of over 37%. Dr. Sawhney, provider at Crain Medical, has provided clinical leadership and encouragement and attributes their practice's success to their entire team. 

This month is Dr. Sawhney's fiftieth year as a primary care provider and he has built a high level of trust with his patients. Dr. Sawhney is highly regarded​ among his patients and is well known as a provider that takes his time to answer any and all questions posed by patients. Additionally, Dr. Sawhney shared that their team uses several strategies to increase booster uptake among patients and community members, including speaking at local faith centers and senior centers. We are delighted to celebrate Dr. Sawhney and the team at Crain Medical for their vaccine booster achievements. Read the full photo release here.​

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Maryland Department of Health ​Press Release: "More than 700 primary care practices have joined the fight against COVID-19 through Maryland's Primary Care Vaccine Program"

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has announced that more than 500 adult and family primary care practices and over 200 pediatric practices have now joined the Maryland Primary Care Vaccine Program. ​These practices are in all 24 jurisdictions ​and the adult and family medicine p​ractices have administered over 400,000 COVID-19 vaccines statewide. Read the full press release here​

MDPCP ​Presentation in the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Math "Strengthening ​Primary Health Care" Webinar

MDPCP was invited to present ​at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Math (NASEM) "Strengthening Primary Health Care" webinar. The presentation high​lighted the reach of the program, practice transformation, enhancement of primary care, quality and utilization improvement, and the impacts of the program thusfar. The ​​​one pager for the webinar can be found here and the slide deck can be found here​. A recording of Dr. Haft providing the presentation can be found on the NASEM website here. ​


The MDPCP Vaccination Program is Underway!

The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) is a statewide advanced primary care program with 562 participating practice sites. On March 15, 2021 the Maryland Department of Health launched a pilot to demonstrate the use of primary care practices as points of delivery for older Marylanders and to validate the providers’ ability to more broadly distribute vaccines. MDPCP practices across the state are now playing an instrumental role in vaccinating those with underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness throughout Phase 2.​​ ​



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Other Mentions of MDPCP in the News​


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Social Media

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Annual Report

The MDPCP 2019 Annual Report details the growth, accomplishments, and outcomes for the program’s first year. ​Highlights from the full report can be found in our: