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Opinion: Expand AmeriCorps to Help Recovery From Pandemic

As talks between the White House and Congress stall, Americans are still grappling with the crippling impact of the pandemic. To move our country...

Liquor Industry Pushes Back on Tax Hike to Ease Health Disparities

Just as lawmakers are ramping up a proposal to raise the state's liquor tax to pay for programs designed to narrow health disparities in...

State Launches Program Aimed at Reducing COVID-19 in Hispanic Communities

The Maryland Health Department has convened an inter-agency task force aimed at reducing the COVID-19 positivity rate in Hispanic communities, Dr. Jinlene Chan, deputy...

Big Ten Football, Pandemic and Politics Collide on Capitol Hill

The Big Ten athletic conference will “keep its season postponed” for fall sports until it can guarantee more rigorous COVID-19 testing and address potential...

Lawmakers, Advocates to Unveil Program to Reduce Health Care Disparities

Health advocates will announce plans this week to try to resurrect an O’Malley-era program that reduced disparities in the incidence and treatment of disease...

Md. Labs Developing Vaccines and Therapeutics, Attracting Federal Dollars

A 2016 decision to link the research labs at the University of Maryland College Park with those at the University of Maryland at Baltimore...
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Opinion: Lawmakers Must Show Up for the Health Care Workers Who Show Up for...

For six long months, Maryland’s health care workers have been putting their health and the health of their families at risk to care for...

Harris, a Doctor, Touts Use of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Andrew P. Harris, a physician and Maryland’s lone Republican in Congress, is backing President Trump’s support for unproven treatments for the virus...

Eldercare Facilities Left in Lurch as Health Dept. Pulls Free COVID-19 Tests, Lawmakers Told

Earlier this month, the Maryland Department of Health ceased providing free COVID-19 tests to state eldercare facilities, leaving advocates and lawmakers to question how...

‘Two Incredible Women’: A Public Health Powerhouse Passes the Baton

The familiar, comforting presence of Fran Philips, former deputy secretary of public health services and Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s (R) “trusted adviser,” will...