$7M in health funding coming to Maryland to support underserved communities

MARYLAND – 7 million dollars is set to be dispersed across the state of Maryland.

It’s coming from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, a part of the Maryland Department of Health.
It’ll support areas of health including diabetes and chronic disease, maternal and child health, behavioral health, including mental health and the ongoing impact of the opioid crisis, and oral health care. It’s another step to boost access to health care.

47 ABC spoke with a representative of the commission who says the funding will help underserved communities. “And so what this year’s RFP and what last year’s RFP is designed to do is help empower healthcare communities and providers who are looking to serve the underserved to really give them more tools, more staffing, more technology so they can really ramp up their efforts to breakdown those health care disparities 1.31that have unfortunately gone on for far too long,” says Mark Luckner, the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission Executive Director.

The Commission is hosting a frequently asked questions call on November 3rd, if you are a potential applicant they ask you to join the call. Letters of intent for receiving the funding will be due on November 17th. For more information click here.

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