Local Health Departments Awarded Grants to Fight Health Disparities

The health departments for Baltimore City and Allegany, Carroll, Charles, Garrett and Wicomico Counties were among the award winners for $3.4 million in grants for projects that would fight health disparities and expand health access in underserved areas. In total 15 organizations were awarded grant funds from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission.

As reported in The Baltimore Sun:

The funding went to federally qualified health centers, free clinics, behavioral health providers, and local health departments and is expected to help 35,000 Marylanders. The projects go toward reducing infant mortality rates, increasing access to dental care for low-income adults and children, addressing the heroin and opioid epidemic and expanding access to primary care services.

For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun.