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Maryland Department of Health launches COVID-19 antibody study

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday announced its collaboration with 13 hospitals in the state to conduct an antibody (serology) study to determine how many Marylanders have been exposed to COVID-19. More than 6,000 people will be tested in the initial phase. Serology tests indicate whether people have had a previous infection by looking for antibodies in their …


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Maryland awarded federal innovation funds to address impact of opioid crisis on maternal, child health

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health has launched the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model this month, using funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The MOM initiative focuses on improving care for pregnant and postpartum Medicaid participants who are diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD). “The Maryland Department of Health remains committed to ending the opioid crisis, …