Health Care

After a Record Number of Fatal Overdoses in 2020, State and County Officials Plan...

State and local officials will soon be heading to into communities to talk with residents about what they think could ease the ache felt...

Senators Call on Health Department to Issue Stricter Statewide COVID-19 Mandates, Require Vaccines in...

In spite of cries for stricter statewide COVID-19 protocols from lawmakers, Maryland Health Secretary Dennis R. Schrader remained steadfast in the idea that local...
Justice

Department of Health Sees Increased Wait Times in Providing Court-Ordered Substance Abuse Treatment

As it sees a torrent of court-orders and few discharges, the Maryland Department of Health is seeing longer wait times for providing drug and...

Can Targeted Grants Improve the Health of Whole Neighborhoods? A Maryland Committee is Working...

A $60 million effort to squash health disparities in Maryland’s hardest-hit neighborhoods took a step forward on Wednesday.The Health Equity Resource Advisory Committee, a...

New Appointments Announced in Department of Health

Secretary Dennis R. Schrader announced appointments to five new senior positions in the Maryland Department of Health Tuesday morning.Most of Tuesday’s appointees have played...

With Blunt Warning for Vaccine Holdouts, Hogan Imposes New Policy For State Workers

Faced with a dominant COVID-19 strain, the delta variant, that is more contagious — and poses more of a potential health threat — than...

Lawmakers, Hogan Administration at Odds Over Secretary’s Absence From Health Briefing

A joint briefing of two legislative committees went far shorter than was anticipated Friday afternoon, after Maryland’s Health secretary didn’t appear.“This is unacceptable. We're...

Are Nursing Home Employees Getting Vaccinated? Maryland Releases New Facility Rankings

Maryland has released new rankings showing how nursing homes stack up when it comes to staff members who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.Of the...

Thinking With Your Head: State Fights COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Through Salons and Barbershops

In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the Maryland Department of Health launched a program Friday to promote COVID-19 vaccine awareness to Black and Hispanic communities...

Van Hollen, Health Professionals See Vaccine Misinformation as Culprit for Rising COVID Cases

Despite widely available access to the COVID-19 vaccine, cases across the U.S. have begun to see a small spike, leading many officials to blame...