• TidalHealth issues mini grant awards under the REACH Program

    ALISBURY – TidalHealth today announces the award of two mini grants under its Pathways to Health Equity Grant, investing a total of $18,760 in resources to underserved communities in Wicomico County. The new mini grants will fund projects through April 2024 that expand access to health education and other wrap around services in the local Haitian community.
    The two projects awarded by TidalHealth are: “Wellness Made Easy Health Literacy Curriculum” (United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore/UWLES) and “Sante ou se riches: Your Health is Wealth” (Haitian Development Center of Delmarva/HDCD).
    Funding for the UWLES will support increased access to the Wellness Made Easy health literacy curriculum by translating materials into Haitian Creole and conducting outreach to Haitian-serving nonprofits.
    Funding for HDCD will support a Sante ou se riches: Your Health is Wealth chronic disease education campaign by collaborating with doctors, nurse practitioners, community health workers and community leaders in churches to host disease prevention and management sessions.

    This activity is part of the Rural Equity and Access to Community Health (REACH) program and is funded by TidalHealth through a grant from the Maryland General Assembly as part of the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act. Grant funding is administered by the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission. For more information, please visit:
    https://health.maryland.gov/mchrc/Pages/herc.aspx. The views presented here are those of the grantee organization and not necessarily those of the Commission, its Commissioners, or its staff.