Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders and Aging Affinity Groups for our first program in a new Mental Health Series. This session will focus on the correlation of the significant increase in diagnosis of dementia felt within communities of color and chronic stress caused by determinants of health. Our guest speakers will also present on new drug therapies (including the controversial Aducnumab), current research, legislative recommendations for Maryland to develop a data-driven, multi-year plan to meet the cognitive and behavioral challenges of the elder boom.
Open Society Institute (OSI) Baltimore was recently awarded a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to pilot strategies to close the vaccination gaps among communities of color, which have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join this conversation with Scott Nolen, director of the Addiction and Health Equity program at OSI-Baltimore to discuss the Equity-First Vaccination Initiative, what we currently know about vaccine decision-making, and to talk about opportunities to leverage or pool our resources to ensure that every Baltimore resident has meaningful access to empirically accurate information and vaccination plan that suits their needs. Jennifer White of the Horizon Foundation will present on findings from a national study on COVID vaccine decision making in communities of color including local findings from Howard County.
We know this past year and the months ahead have been beyond challenging for the healthcare community and that actions on our part have been crucial to supporting vital health services and the hardworking staff behind them.
Please join the Health Funders for a dive into the problematic health disparities in COVID-19 cases among people of color and the social determinants that play into those disparities. This program will include a conversation about addressing social determinants, and the importance of health equity in response to COVID-19, ideas for responding to health disparities through philanthropy, and areas for shared learning.
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.