Health

Baltimore County among jurisdictions to receive more than $81 million in federal funding to support emergency transport services

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health, in partnership with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), this week announced more than $81 million in funding to Jurisdictional Emergency Medical Services Operational Programs (JEMSOPs). The funding, made available by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), offsets costs incurred by eligible emergency medical service (EMS) jurisdictions that delivered …


Family, Health

Maryland Department of Health releases guidance for families seeking baby formula during national shortage

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health has announced resources available for Maryland families impacted by the national infant formula shortages. Since the February recall of several infant formula products and current shortages, MDH has been working with partners to provide information and resources to families. “MDH is working with federal, state, local, and community partners to ensure Maryland families with …


Maryland Department of Health, 211 Maryland announce enhanced search options for mental health, substance use services

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and 211 Maryland this week announced the launch of a new database on PressOne.211MD.org that improves access for Marylanders looking for mental health and substance use disorder resources. The site offers new dropdown filters — including age, language, payment options, special populations and service type — which narrow search results and identify the specific …

Maryland Department of Health celebrates Public Health Week

BALTIMORE, MD—Following Governor Larry Hogan’s recent proclamation of April 4 – 10 as Public Health Week in Maryland, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will celebrate the occasion by recognizing the contributions of public health workers and highlighting issues that are important to the health of the state’s communities. “On behalf of our entire state, I just want to thank …

Maryland Department of Health announces expanded Medicaid coverage for new mothers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday announced an expansion of Medicaid coverage for pregnant beneficiaries. The expansion will extend the period during which new mothers are eligible for postpartum care services from 60 days to 12 months. “By expanding postpartum care, Maryland has increased access to care during one of the most crucial times for new mothers, parents, …

Maryland Department of Health announces nearly $8 million in emergency funding to support residential treatment centers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced nearly $8 million in emergency funding to support the state’s four residential treatment centers and to mitigate financial losses they incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, made available through the American Rescue Plan Act, will help ensure critical services are provided to children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid. “This …

Maryland Department of Health receives three-year, $1.1 million CDC grant to address maternal mortality statewide

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday announced that it had been awarded more than $1.1 million over the next three years from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support statewide efforts to improve maternal health outcomes. MDH will use these funds ($373,413 per year) to support in-depth reviews of pregnancy-associated deaths to gain a better …

Maryland Department of Health announces $15 million in emergency funding to support Adult Medical Day Care Centers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced the allocation of $15 million in emergency funding to address urgent operational needs of Adult Medical Day Care (AMDC) facilities impacted by the current COVID-19 surge. “AMDC centers provide a valuable service for some of Maryland’s most vulnerable citizens and their families,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “These centers help …