HEALTH ENTERPRISE ZONES. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Community Health Resources Commission. Maryland Health Improvement and Disparities Reduction Act.
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Community Health Resources Commission
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; and
(3) Potential Incentives and Benefits for the HEZ.
(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:
MHCC and HSCRC will develop and incorporate standard measures on racial and ethnic variations in quality and outcomes and track health insurance carriers’ and hospitals’ efforts to combat disparities.
MHCC and HSCRC will develop recommendations for criteria and standards to measure the impact of the Maryland Patient Centered Medical Home on eliminating disparities in health care outcomes.
State institutions of higher education that train health care professionals are required to report to the Governor and General Assembly on their actions aimed at reducing health disparities.