Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for a conversation at the nexus of education and health. Together, we will explore how schools are responding to children in mental health crisis, how those students are being supported, what this looks like in practice, and ways the philanthropic community can be supportive.
Maryland’s public health policy cuts across all sectors: housing, transportation, education, public works, planning, and community development, and renewed investment in public health is critical to ensure the strength and vitality of all of these sectors. Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network and our distinguished experts for a discussion on how we can collaborate and support a coordinated, equity-focused advocacy agenda to create change in the funding appropriations for public health infrastructure at the state and local levels.
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.
Please join the Health Funders and Public Policy Committee for a wrap-up from this year’s legislative session.
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.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Affinity Group on Aging for a special virtual forum highlighting research on the health impact of social isolation and loneliness among Older Adults contributing to higher rates of mortality, depression, and cognitive decline.
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.
Join us for a conversation with Laura Weeldreyer, Executive Director of Maryland Family Network, and some of our region’s child care providers to shed light on how national predictions are playing out in Maryland. Participants will learn how to support the safe, responsible re-opening of child care across the state, as well as how we rebuild a stronger and more sustainable industry made for all children and their caregivers.
The Affinity Group on Aging invites funders of older adult issues and key non-profit organizations to discuss ways to partner to meet the needs of older adults during these challenging times.
This year, Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders will be conducting a series of programs exploring Social Determinants of Health topics, to better understand the roles of all funder groups in advancing health equity.