Community Canvasser Grant
"CCG" is a data-driven program designed to educate, empower, and engage Maryland's BIPOC communities on all things COVID-19. This highly successful program was developed through an equity lens, recognizing the diverse cultural nuances within racial and ethnic minority populations and allowing those nuances to guide the development of culturally relevant, linguistically appropriate targeted engagement strategies.
CCG grantees created and disseminated health literate materials in 7 different languages; our grantees concentrated on educating and informing community members on safety precautions and prevention practices; linked individuals to vaccination resources in their area; and brought mobile vaccination units to community-identified health desserts.
The ELC is a COVID response program that connects state and local resources to vulnerable minority populations through trusted community voices. MHHD's expert engagement strategist Dr. Arif Vega trained and empowered diverse teams of individuals and trusted representatives from the most affected communities to become foot soldiers. Those foot soldiers worked as CHW to disseminate information, dispel stigma, and administer evidence-based need assessments.
Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance (MOTA)
MOTA (Minority Outreach Technical Assistance) MHHD's legacy program was initially born in 2001 from the Cigarette restitution program to ensure participation in the state's Tobacco and Cancer Community Health Coalition. MOTA has grown to be a chronic disease program providing prevention, education, outreach, and linkage to care services. For more information about MOTA, click here
Social Determinants Of Health (SDOH)
The Social Determinants of Health program is our newest barrier removal program. This program empowers the community to self-identify the obstacles caused by adverse determinants that widen the gap in health disparities and are the primary factors in the poor health outcomes of minority communities in the state of Maryland.
Our "Community Voices" partners (grantees) provide resources and co-pilot the process of skill-building so community members have the proper tool belt to ensure self-sustaining, thriving, healthy communities.