HEALTH ENTERPRISE ZONES: Eastern Shore Public Forum Wor-Wic Community College. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Community Health Resources Commission September 13, 2012. Main Components of the Act. Health Enterprise Zones (HEZ) Promoting Cultural Competency
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Community Health Resources Commission
September 13, 2012
Health Enterprise Zones (HEZ)
Promoting Cultural Competency
Encouraging Reporting and Analysis of Health Disparities Data
Each HEZ will be a contiguous geographic area;
Must have documented evidence of health disparities, economic disadvantage and poor health outcomes; and
Small enough to allow incentives to have a significant impact but large enough to track data (population of at least 5,000).
(1) Eligibility Criteria and Data;
(2) Proposed Principles for the Review of Applications for HEZs;
(3) Potential Incentives and Benefits for the HEZ.
The public comments received earlier this summer were summarized in a Joint Chairmen’s Report (JCR) submitted to the legislature in mid-August.
Following the 45-day legislative review, the CHRC will issue a Call for Proposal in early October.
The CHRC and DHMH will host a public conference call in early October, several days after the Call for Proposals is released. Applicants will be given the opportunity to ask questions about the HEZ application process.
(2) An HEZ must have a resident population of at least 5,000 people.
(3) An HEZ must demonstrate economic disadvantage:
(4) An HEZ must demonstrate poor health outcomes:
Description of need
Core disease targets
Cultural, linguistic and health literacy competence
Contributions from local partners
Program management and guidance
Internal evaluation and progress monitoring