Assess - Learn - Integrate - Visualize - Engage

The Maryland Department of Health has engaged with HealthHIV, a national capacity building organization, to launch Alive Maryland, the first-ever comprehensive capacity building initiative for the infectious disease and primary care workforce in the State of Maryland.

ALIVE stands for Assess, Learn, Integrate, Visualize, Engage — representing each phase of the program. Alive Maryland is a motivational call to action to build capacity to improve health in Maryland’s HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, and harm reduction workforce. This initiative will provide Maryland providers with a web-based, self-paced Virtual Training Institute, many CEU opportunities, direct training and technical assistance, resource development, and more.

Alive! Maryland Program Design

This chart shows an overview of Alive! Maryland, a program of the Maryland Department of Health and HealthHIV. This program is structured to meet the training, technical assistance, and capacity building needs for the State of Maryland’s HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, and harm reduction workforce.

A graphic flow chart illustrating the design of the Alive Maryland program.

Alive! Maryland HealthHIV Team

Christopher Hucks-Ortiz
Project Director

Brian Hudjich
Senior Strategist

Scott Bertani
Policy Strategist

Gene Cowan
Graphic Designer

Lyncoln Dujon
Finance and Administration Lead

Jackson Fuller
Capacity Building Coordinator

Corey Howell
Capacity Building Coordinator

Melissa Kelley
Curriculum Development Manager

Charlotte Kugler
Communication Coordinator

Circe LeCompte
Program Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

Kelly Mayor
Logistical Support

Matthew Prior
Communications Lead

Erin Starzyk
Program Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Ernest Walker
Senior Capacity Building Manager

Maryland Department of Health Team

Fernando Mena-Carrasco
Center Chief, Center for HIV/STI Integration and Capacity

Tawanna Davis
Division Chief for Capacity Building, Training, and Technical Assistance

Jennifer Acosta
Capacity Building Coordinator

Rosemary Brito
Capacity Building Coordinator

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