Wednesday, May 01, 2024 at 11:30 to 01:00 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health and Education Funders Affinity Groups for an update from Crista Taylor and Adrienne Breidenstine from Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Inc. a non-profit that serves as the local behavioral health authority (LBHA) for Baltimore City, and Baltimore City Public Schools Health & Specialist Student Services, Dr. Courtney Pate and Ashley Collins on grants that have been awarded, to date, to Baltimore City organizations under the Consortium of Coordinated Community Supports funding opportunity.

Tuesday, April 02, 2024 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders Affinity Group and presenters Shannon Hall, J.D., Executive Director of the Community Behavioral Health Association (CBH), and Brett Beckerson, MSW, Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy National Council of Mental Wellbeing, to share their efforts to bring high-quality, integrated mental health and substance use care to Maryland residents through Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC). Learn about the complexities of an organization becoming a CCBHC and how philanthropy can assist them in the process.

Monday, January 29, 2024 at 11:00 to 12:30 PM

Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders Affinity Group is pleased to host Deputy Secretary Alyssa Lord for a conversation on her efforts to work collaboratively across local, city, state, and federal public and private sectors to improve the implementation of care coordination services by establishing and expanding community behavioral health programs. She will speak about Maryland Department of Health (MDH) initiatives supporting suicide prevention, and MDH’s campaign to amplify awareness of substance use disorders and promote evidence-based treatments by supporting communities and professionals who make recovery possible.

Friday, April 29, 2022 at 09:00 to 10:30 AM

Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host this In Our Own Voice workshop, in partnership with the Baltimore affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to understand the experience of mental health issues from people with lived experience. NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore’s In Our Own Voice aims to change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental illness. People with mental health conditions share their powerful personal stories in this presentation. We will be joined in this session by Kerry Graves, Executive Director of NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore. 

Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

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.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 01:30 to 03:00 PM

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. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

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.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10:30 to 12:00 PM

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.