These resources are designed to supplement the work of Maryland’s infectious disease and primary care workforce.
Maryland Engagement in HIV Care
This live infographic uses Maryland surveillance data for current residents to describe the number and percentage of persons living with diagnosed HIV who belong to select stages of the HIV continuum.
Nelly Velazquez spent the last nine years of her career in Public Health as a Health Educator, working most prominently to teach about disease prevention in Baltimore City. Velazquez is motivated most by her commitment to improving health outcomes in underserved communities, and her work has been vital to keeping the state of Maryland alive.
Testing and Services Locator from HIV.gov
Medication Cost Support Options
This document from NASTAD details helpful information and contacts for Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) and Cost-Sharing Assistance Programs for HIV Treatment.
New HHS Report Offers Updated, Evidence-Based Roadmap for Supporting & Affirming LGBTQ+ Youth
A new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific research and consensus that LGBTQ+ youth are resilient and can thrive when they are supported and affirmed, but that pervasive discrimination, rejection, and bullying has led to a nationwide mental health crisis among LGBTQ+ youth.
Provider Perspective: Walter Saba
The Latino population in the state of Maryland has doubled in the last decade, which calls for new developments in Maryland’s healthcare system to meet the population’s diverse needs.
Applying for a Grant with No Prior Writing Experience
This brief article describes how those without prior grant-writing experience can still apply for grants.
Meet the Faces Behind the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program
The Alive! Maryland team spoke with a few of the faces behind MADAP operations to gain perspective on their motivations for engaging in this work and their hopes for the future of the program.
How to Start a Nonprofit
If you are passionate about helping or serving others in your community, you might consider starting a nonprofit program. This simple guide explains the process of starting a nonprofit organization.
Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR) Shigella Infections
CDC has been monitoring an increase in extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Shigella infections reported through national surveillance. These infections have been identified in Maryland.
Letter to Clinicians: Guidelines to Prevent Perinatal HIV Infection
On February 17th, Dr. Jinline Chan, Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health Public Health Services, issued a letter to clinicians with guidelines to prevent perinatal HIV transmission. The recent increase of HIV in newborns in Maryland is of great concern and the Department is asking all providers to take the necessary steps to reduce perinatal HIV transmissions.
Provider Perspective: Earl Jack Matthews
Earl “Jack” Matthews, a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and Peer Supervisor at the Howard County Health Department, uses his experiences to reduce harm, support his clients and advocate on their behalf.
Join the Maryland Pride in Health Steering Committee
Help guide the planning, development, and evaluation of LGBTQ+ affirming evidence-based substance use treatment services and low-barrier housing services to LGBTQ+ Marylanders across the state.
Provider Perspective: Kyle Bukowski
Kyle Bukowski, MD, FACOG currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Planned Parenthood of Maryland. He has dedicated his entire career to delivering sexual and reproductive healthcare.
Project LEAP Community Advisory Board
Are you interested in becoming a Community Advisory Board (CAB) Member? The Project LEAP CAB is intended to represent consumers in Prince Georges County, Montgomery County, and Baltimore City impacted by Substance Use Disorders, Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV including but not limited to consumers who represent diverse ages, gender identities, races/ethnicities, sexual orientations, or Status Neutral infected or affected individuals.