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Health Department Awarded $5 Million Grant to Continue Operations at the St. Mary’s County Health Hub

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has been awarded $5 million in grant funding through the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) Health Equity Resource Communities (HERC) program, which aims to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes in underserved communities. Funding will be spread out over five years to help sustain operations at the St. Mary’s County Health Hub, including behavioral health walk-in crisis services and a variety of programs to promote health and wellness for St. Mary’s County community members. SMCHD is one of eleven grant awardees in the state; CHRC received 59 eligible applications.  The new HERC funding builds upon the success of prior grant funding SMCHD had received from CHRC, and is made available under the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act approved by the Maryland General Assembly in 2021. The Health Hub currently offers walk-in evaluations of mental health and addiction, crisis counseling, primary care medical services, and many additional community services that address the non-medical parts of people’s lives affecting their health. The Health Hub team also helps people connect to health and wellness services in the community that they may need. “This new HERC grant is critical to continuing services at the Health Hub. While […]

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