The impact of COVID-19 on communities of color has increased the visibility of persistent health disparities as well as the influence of social determinants on those disparities.
Please join us for a meet and greet with MPN Member, Erin Robertson, the Chief Programs Officer for Nature Sacred. This program will include an overview of Nature Sacred, its vision for health in Maryland and evidence of the healing power of nature with Teresia Hazen, M.Ed., HTR, QMHP and award-winning Firesoul. Katie Lautar, Executive Director of Baltimore Green Space will share how they are working at the intersection of community care of green spaces, advocacy, and scientific research that promotes the health of communities and equitable access to sustainable green spaces.
Maryland Philanthropy Network invites you to join a variety of experts who will be sharing their insights into the issues providers supporting the developmental disability community are facing during the pandemic, what supports are available, and what gaps remain.
Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to announce the formation of the Prenatal to Five Impact Collaborative (PN-5 Impact Collaborative). This group is for funders interested in learning together about the needs of pregnant women and families with children up to age 5 and how to best support them.
All funders are welcome to join the Seniors and Housing Collaborative to hear about housing models that coordinate the resources of social-service agencies, community health providers and nonprofit housing organizations to support older adults who choose to live independently at home.
Access to stable housing, food quality, social support networks, and other social factors are critical in shaping health outcomes. These factors are known as social determinants of health and they are rooted in unjust systems.
More than one in four Americans had trouble paying a medical bill and more than half the people who experienced medical bankruptcy stated it was due to hospital bills. At this program, we will explore answers to questions regarding debt collection, patient experiences, the disparate impacts of sex, race, ethnicity, and geography on collections, and promising approaches to aiding those with medical debt.
Join us as we engage in a consultative session with Councilman Cohen, Tisha Edwards, Bryonna Harris, Karen Webber, and Dr. Michael Sinclair to discuss how we make a systemic shift to prevent and address trauma city-wide and engage in collective healing at a personal and community level.
Please join the Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders for a conversation about alternative policing strategies for behavioral health. We will receive an overview of the behavioral health components of the Consent Decree, and discuss the potential alternatives needed in the system of care to promote diversion. We will hear from Crista Taylor, President and CEO of Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Terry Hickey, from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and Lieutenant Colonel Monique Brown of the Baltimore City Police Department’s Neighborhood Patrol Division – the CPIC leaders.
Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to welcome Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Health Commissioner of Baltimore City, for a conversation with members. Dr. Dzirasa began her role as Health Commissioner in March 2019.