Health Enterprise Zones
Welcome message from the
Over the past two years, we’ve been working with coalitions
comprised of local governments, non-profits, health care providers, advocates,
and community leaders on a new and innovative project: the nation’s first
Health Enterprise Zones. Through these HEZs, we’re bringing additional primary
care, outreach, and other programs to underserved communities throughout our
state and focusing on eliminating the health disparities that threaten to leave
too many of our friends and neighbors behind.
Together, we’re using incentives and focusing state resources
in these neighborhoods, ensuring that
preventable hospitalizations don’t become actual hospitalizations and creating jobs for local residents.
Ultimately, these incentives and investments will result in real savings for
taxpayers and drive down health care costs for all Marylanders.
Each HEZ is different –
but whether creating a new health care job training program in the heart of our
largest city or launching a mobile health clinic in a small community in Southern
Maryland – all of our Health Enterprise Zones are focused on one thing: getting
Marylanders the tools and services they need to stay healthy so they can
support, and spend more time with, their families.
This program wouldn’t be
possible without the hard work of legislators, stakeholders, and community and
health care leaders around Maryland. I
invite you to take a look at this site to learn more about our HEZs and to
check back for updates as we move forward.
Anthony G. Brown