Past Grant Programs

MDH Community Canvassing Grants​

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 ​

​Co​mmunity Health Workers in Maryland

2018, Public Health – Community Health Workers – Advisory Committee and Certification​​

Senate Bill 163 (Chapter 441)​ establishing the State Community Health Worker Advisory Committee to advise the Maryland Department of Health on matters relating to the certification and training of community health workers; requiring the Department to adopt regulations for accrediting certain training programs; requiring that certain written materials be in the preferred language of Advisory Committee members, as necessary; providing that, subject to an exception, a certified community health worker training program must be approved before operating in the State; etc.​

Read more about the CHW Advisory Committee​.

2014 - 2015, Workgroup on Workforce Development for Community Health Workers (CHWs)

House Bill 856/Senate Bill 592 of 2014 mandated the creation of a stakeholder workgroup to study and make recommendations regarding the Workforce Development for Community Health Workers in Maryland. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) completed the workgroup process in April 2015.​

Workgroup on Workforce Development for Community Health Workers, Final Report to the Maryland General Assembly by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Maryland Insurance Administration

Draft Final Report - English (June 2015)

Draft Final Report - Spanish  (June 2015)

Final Report  (June 2015)

​Workgroup Meeting Materials