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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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.

Provider Perspective: Anika Alvanzo

An internal medicine-trained addiction medicine physician, Anika Alvanzo aims to improve the quality of treatment for individuals with substance use disorder and decrease the stigma associated with the condition. Working to improve the overall health and quality of life for these individuals, Alvanzo’s work is an invaluable contribution towards efforts to build a healthier Maryland.

Funding Opportunity for the Reducing Overdose Through Community Approaches (ROCA) Mentorship Program

NACCHO, with support from the CDC, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for the Reducing Overdose through Community Approaches (ROCA) Mentorship Program. This funding opportunity pairs mentor LHDs with experience in overdose prevention with mentee LHDs aiming to strengthen their jurisdiction’s capacity.

Washington, D.C. Regional Planning Commission on Health and HIV (COHAH) Membership Application

Any interested person living or working in the Washington EMA may apply for membership on the Washington, D.C. Regional Planning Commission on Health and HIV (COHAH). COHAH will invigorate planning for HIV prevention and care programs that will demonstrate effectiveness, innovation, accountability, and responsiveness to our community.

Provider Perspective: Nelly Velazquez

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.