These resources are designed to supplement the work of Maryland’s infectious disease and primary care workforce.

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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.

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Provider Perspectives

To commemorate the program and its work over the past three years, we spoke with two of the faces behind Alive! Maryland – Tawanna Davis, MA, who works on behalf of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), and Melissa Kelley, EdD, CHES, who works on behalf of HealthHIV – about their backgrounds, their hopes for the future of Maryland’s healthcare workforce, and more.

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Provider Perspective: Dedra Spears-Johnson

Dedra Spears-Johnson, who currently serves as the organization’s Executive Director, hopes to help transform the HIV landscape in Prince George’s County and in the state of Maryland as a whole.

I Am a Work of ART

“I am a Work of ART” is a community-informed national campaign designed to encourage people with HIV who are not in care for HIV to seek care, stay in care, and achieve viral suppression by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART).

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder for racial and ethnic minority groups to get access to mental health and substance-use treatment services.

KFF Findings: What Do We Know About People with HIV Who Are Not Engaged In Regular HIV Care?

A new KFF analysis finds that between 2018 and 2020, one-in-five (21%) adults diagnosed with HIV were out of care. Compared to adults who were receiving regular HIV care, adults who were out of care were more likely to be Black and to report challenges in their interactions with the health system, multiple and complex barriers to accessing health care services, and unmet needs for ancillary care.

JH-WICY Virtual Toolkit Series

The JH-WICY Virtual Toolkit Series launched in 2020 to “engage and amplify” the voices of experts and optimize outcomes for women, infants, children, and youth (WICY) living with HIV/AIDS in the Baltimore EMA and beyond.

The MOM Program on Case Management

The MOM program focuses on improving care for pregnant and postpartum Medicaid participants diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD). The MOM Program provides case management services to pregnant enrollees with OUD that will continue for one year following the end of pregnancy.

Critical Penicillin G Benzathine (Bicillin®) Shortage

The CDC and the United States FDA are reporting limited supply and impending depletion of stock for select Bicillin® L-A and Bicillin® C-R Prefilled Syringes. 

The earliest anticipated recovery date is Quarter 2 in 2024.

Provider Perspective: David Perez

With interests in primary care, internal medicine, and LGBTQ+ inclusive care, David Perez is passionate about bettering the state of healthcare in Maryland.

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.