Community Health Resources Commission
The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 2005 to expand access to health care services in underserved communities in Maryland. The CHRC is an independent commission operating within the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH), whose 11 members are appointed by the Governor. Since its inception, the CHRC has awarded 152 grants totaling $51.7 million, supporting programs in every jurisdiction of the state. These programs have collectively served more than 195,000 Marylanders, and grants awarded by the CHRC have enabled grantees to leverage $15.4 million in additional federal and private/non-profit resources.
The CHRC supports the work of community health care resources and fulfills its statutory mission in the following activities:
Awarding grants to expand access in underserved areas and support public health priorities;
In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Commission implements a robust system of performance measurements to ensure public resources are utilized effectively and efficiently so that Maryland’s underserved communities are receiving high quality health care services.