Last updated: January 4, 2019
Below are grant announcements for Department of Health programs and services.
Department of Health Fiscal Year 2019 Community Grants
(Capital and Non-Capital). Click here for details.
Disease Prevention and Management:
- Anne Arundel County Department of Health Receives Grant to Combat Rising Gonorrhea Rates
September 2017: The Maryland Department of Health has awarded the Anne Arundel County Department of Health with a $143,000 grant to support gonorrhea control, surveillance and education services for county clinicians and residents. The HIV/STD Prevention and Care Program will track positive gonorrhea cases, connect individuals with treatment services and support, and conduct community outreach to reduce the rates of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the county.Anne Arundel County has the third highest rate of gonorrhea cases in Maryland. Since April 2016, there has been a 62 percent increase in gonorrhea cases in the county. Forty-five percent of all diagnosed cases of gonorrhea are in residents ages 15-24. Left untreated, gonorrhea can cause serious health problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, an ectopic pregnancy and permanent infertility.“This grant will allow County Department of Health staff to provide additional surveillance, interventions and resources,” said Acting Health Officer Frances B. Phillips, R.N., M.H.A. “The funding will support partnerships with local health care providers, hospitals and urgent care centers to help reduce the STI transmission rate.”
STIs are often present without symptoms, so the Department of Health urges all residents to learn how to prevent STIs and how to get tested and treated. The HIV/STD Prevention and Care Program offers low-cost and confidential STI testing. Eligible county residents, who are uninsured or underinsured, can be screened and treated by contracted medical providers. For more information, call 410-222-7382 or visit www.aahealth.org/STD.
The program also offers free Safe Sex Kits, which can be ordered by calling 410-222-7382 or by visiting www.aahealth.org/safesexkit. The kit contains condoms, facts about STIs, and information on prevention and testing services. Condoms are also available at all Department of Health centers.
Environmental Health Grant:
Maryland Community Health Resources Commission Awards Grants:
Fund Safe Stations Services and Brooklyn Park Nutrition Program. Click here for details.