Minority Health and Health Disparities Resources

MHHD Community Canvassers Grantees

The Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD) has been funded to provide support to jurisdictions with high rates of COVID-19 infections and whose residents need additional assistance to cope with testing, isolation, and quarantine, and vaccination-related issues. Through a competitive grant process, community organizations received funding to: 

  • Support statewide efforts to provide access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Marylanders in an equitable manner, including facilitating vaccination clinics in coordination with health ​provider/vaccination administration partners 
  • Provide health literature and assist with scheduling vaccine appointments for individuals in hard-to-reach areas 
  • Address race, age, gender, and ZIP Code-based disparities in vaccine administration through multiple strategies suited best for the community, including using "door-to-door" community canvassing, conducting small educational sessions, or other culturally sensitive and appropriate approaches.​ ​

To see a list of the Community Canvasser Grantees, click here.​