Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Aging Innovations and Health Funders Affinity Groups a conversation about the development and implementation of local programs that align with the national strategy announced at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. We will learn about the healthcare infrastructure Maryland is developing that includes dietary screening, diagnosis and billing codes, and staff protocols for prescribing diet interventions.
This program has been POSTPONED and will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
In April 2017, the City of Baltimore entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to address findings related to the Baltimore Police Department’s patterns and practices. Since then, Baltimore City, Baltimore Police Department and multiple partners have come together to map out steps needed to make meaningful and sustainable change. Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders Affinity Group and the Affinity Group on Aging to learn how Baltimore City is transforming the landscape of behavioral health crisis response and providing the tools necessary to reduce unnecessary police interaction with people with mental illness and substance use disorder.
Community Health Workers, Home Health Aides, Personal Care Attendants, and Nursing Assistants are among the direct care workers on the front lines of the Pandemic. COVID-19 spotlighted both an incentive towards accelerating the delivery of care directly in communities and the inequities experienced by direct care and community health workers. During this program, we will have a discussion with David Rodwin of the Public Justice Center and the Maryland Regional Direct Services Collaborative, Dr. Chidinma Ibe, of the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health. We will learn from our speakers how we can support, advocate, and sustain community health workers and direct home care programs to meet the increasing need to change the delivery of healthcare from institution-based to the community.
Baltimore Seniors & Housing Collaborative would like to finish this challenging year on a positive note by sharing what we have been able to accomplish to overcome the deep-seated housing disparities created through decades of Baltimore’s red-lining practices which were then exacerbated by the pandemic. All are welcome and invited to present. Our friends from Weinberg Foundation, Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc (CHAI) and Civic Works will kick us off!
Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Baltimore Seniors and Housing Collaborative, in partnership with the Community Development Network of Maryland and Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, to learn about coordinated, equity-focused policy responses to maintain housing security for seniors. Presentations will new research on reverse mortgage patterns among senior homeowners in Baltimore City, recent national research on the lack of sufficient affordable housing available to a growing share of senior renters, and plans for the launch of federal stimulus aid to prevent mortgage foreclosures in Baltimore City and the State of Maryland.
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.
Join the Affinity Group on Aging as we present another program in our Innovative Aging series.
The Affinity Groups on Aging and Health invite you to a program on oral health care for adults in Maryland. Adults who lack good oral health care are at risk of developing chronic diseases and nutrition deficiencies.