Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 10:00 to 11:15 AM

The Public Health Emergency [PHE] declared by the federal government in response to COVID-19 will end on May 11, 2023. The PHE gave the federal government flexibilities to waive or modify certain requirements in a range of areas, including in the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP programs and in private health insurance, as well as to allow for the authorization of medical countermeasures and to provide liability immunity to providers who administer services. Once the PHE is declared over, state Medicaid agencies will begin the process of unwinding the flexibilities that the PHE offered. The Medicaid eligibility for all recipients will be reviewed, likely resulting in the loss of coverage for millions of individuals and families.

 Please join MPN's Health Funders Affinity Group to review the major health-related COVID-19 federal emergency declarations and identify the implications triggered by their ending.  

  • Dana Fisher-Livne and Sarah Somers, attorneys at the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), will provide a national perspective and the impact on Medicaid coverage, Telehealth, and Medicare payments. 
  • Traci Kodeck, CEO of HealthCare Access Maryland, will explore the local perspective of the anticipated increased demand for case management to navigate insurance coverage as a result of many losing this emergency coverage. 

Read What Happens When COVID-19 Emergency Declarations End? Implications for Coverage, Costs, and Access | KFF.


This event is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only. 

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Thursday, December 01, 2022 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

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 HealthWe will learn about the healthcare infrastructure Maryland is developing that includes dietary screening, diagnosis and billing codes, and staff protocols for prescribing diet interventions.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders Affinity Group and Affinity Group on Aging for our third discussion about community-based programs supported by Total Cost of Care resources. Happening during National Diabetes Awareness Month, this program will provide an overview of two of the six partnership initiatives funded through the Regional Partnership Catalyst Program and developed to address the growing diabetes epidemic in Maryland. MPN members and partners will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about opportunities to support the efforts in a successful diabetes campaign to reduce diabetes.

Thursday, September 08, 2022 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Please join the Health Funders Affinity Group to learn about the Fundamentals of the Maryland Total Cost of Care Model and Current Priorities. Experts will provide an overview of the Maryland Total Cost of Care Health Model and the efforts and challenges of hospital and non-hospital systems to transition from the hospital-based All-Payer Model to Maryland’s unique model for health care financing and health delivery system reform. This Model supports public and private sector investment in community health, behavioral health, and initiatives that address disparities.  The presenters will also discuss ways that philanthropic organizations can contribute to create a healthier population in Maryland.  

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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. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 02:30 to 04:00 PM

Join the leadership of Healing City Baltimore to learn about its mission, partners, and progress to date and future and to connect with other MPN members interested in trauma-responsive services and healing. To practice self-care and healing together, and as a gift to you from Healing City and MPN, we’ll spend the second half of our time in a mindfulness experience led by Ali Smith of the Holistic Life Foundation.

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.