MHCC   Workgroups    African American and Rural Community Infant Mortality Study

Chapter 83 of the 2018 State Laws of Maryland requires the Maryland Health Care Commission, in consultation with the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Vital Statistics Administration, and interested stakeholders, to conduct a study regarding the mortality rates of African American infants and infants in rural areas. The Commission is required to submit findings and recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Health and Government Operations Committee in late 2019.

The Maryland Health Care Commission has convened a work group to provide advice on the study.  The work group has three subgroups: A data analytics subgroup; a subgroup examining innovative programs; and a subgroup focused on community and consumer experience. Meeting dates and meeting materials for the work group and for each sub group are listed below. All meetings are open to the public. All meetings are scheduled to be held at the Maryland Health Care Commission, Room 100, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21215 unless specifically noted. All meetings will have an option for remote access (information will be included in the agenda, which will be posted before the meeting).  

Meetings and Documents

Final Report, November 1, 2019

October 17, 2019 MHCC Commission Meeting

October 1, 2019, 2:30-4:30

Draft for Sept 19 MHCC Commission Review

August 27, 2:30-4:30

July 30, 12:00-1:00 PM, Work Group Conference Call

July 19, 3-5 PM, Work Group Meeting

June 4, 1-3 PM, Work Group Meeting

April 9, 2019, 3:00-5:00 PM, Work Group Meeting

January 7, 2019, 3:00-5:00 PM, Work Group Meeting

December 3, 2018, 2:30-4:30 PM, Innovative Programs Subgroup Meeting

November 19, 2018 Community and Consumer Experience Subgroup

November 9, 2018 Data Analytics Subgroup Meeting

September 17, 2018, Meeting Materials




Last Updated: 11/18/2019