Documents and Publications
Presentation on HEZ Workforce Incentives
On August 12, the HEZ team presented on the types of incentives and resources available to attract providers to the Zones. Click below to download a copy of the presentation.
Report on Maryland’s HEZs Gets Published
In February of 2014, The Journal Health Care for the Poor and Underserved published a report entitled, “Working with Communities to Achieve Health Equity in Maryland’s Five Health Enterprise Zones.” The report introduces Maryland’s Health Enterprise Zones (HEZ) Initiative, describes the efforts to establish the first HEZs, describes the principles fundamental to the HEZ intervention, provides an overview of their intervention strategies, and summarizes efforts to assess the impact of the program. The entire report can be viewed online here (login required).
2013 HEZ Annual Report
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Community Health Resources Commission (the Commission) have released the 2013 report for the first year of the Maryland Health Enterprise Zones (HEZ) Initiative.
2013 HEZ Annual Report.pdf
Cultural, Linguistic and Health Literacy Competency Standards for Health Enterprise Zone Applications: September 2012
The Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHHD) has developed cultural, linguistic, and health literacy competency standards for the review of Health Enterprise Zone applications. These standards can be used as a guide for HEZ applicants to describe how HEZ operations will meet the cultural, linguistic, and health literacy competency expectations of Principle #6.
Click here to download the OMHHD Cultural, Linguistic, and Health Literacy Competency Standards
Joint Chairmen's Report: August 15, 2012
In the summer of 2012, DHMH and CHRC requested public comment on three documents:
Public Events: July - September 2012
Health Disparities Workgroup Report: January 2012
The Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council was established by Governor Martin O’Malley to focus priorities for improving health care in Maryland. As Chair of the Council, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown established a health disparities workgroup led by Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D, Ph.D., M.B.A. of the University of Maryland School of Medicine to explore and develop health care strategies and initiatives, including financial, performance-based incentives, to reduce and eliminate health disparities, and to make recommendations regarding the development and implementation of those strategies.
The following report contains three recommendations that are intended to be bold and
innovative. The workgroup believes that, through the use of incentives and improvements to data collection and analysis, we can improve health care disparities throughout Maryland and in our most underserved communities.