For continued support of a grassroots coalition to educate Maryland citizens and policy makers about the need for universal health coverage in the state.
For 2000 membership dues.
Start-up and operating costs of a youth services program to house ten severely disturbed adolescents referred from the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Bridge funding in support of the Community Health Worker Initiative of the REACH Project. The program includes the recruitment and training of ten community health workers to be placed in two public elementary schools, one middle school, and two neighborhood health clinics.
Toward the salary and benefits of an outreach social worker for the hospital-based Violence Intervention Project. The 18-month pilot project has been designed to provide 40 repeat violence victims with a comprehensive range of support services, including counseling, job training, job search and placement, to determine the effectiveness of the intervention in reducing violence recidivism, crime, and medical expenses.
Challenge grant in support of pilot studies and an 18-month needs assessment of interventions aimed at improving rates of diagnosis, increasing adherence to treatment regimens, and decreasing transmission risk behavior among African Americans with HIV/AIDS.