BALTIMORE – (March 18, 2015) – Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Van Mitchell announced the first meeting of the Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council today. Governor Larry Hogan established the Council and the separate Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force by Executive Order on February 24, 2015. Both groups will work and support efforts to address Maryland’s growing heroin and opioid crisis.
Baltimore, MD (March 12, 2015) – March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of colorectal cancer. This type of cancer develops in the colon or the rectum and is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and in Maryland. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015, about 2,360 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in Maryland and 860 deaths will occur due to the disease.
Baltimore, MD (February 18, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) are seeking proposals for the development of Regional Partnerships for Health System Transformation in support of Maryland’s new all-payer model. A $400,000 award will be provided to up to five partnerships across the state to advance reforms to Maryland’s health care delivery system.