Health Enterprise Zones in Maryland!
Welcome message from the Lieutenant Governor
Over the past three 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