April 20, 2022 / Destiny Johnson
Baltimore (September 29, 2021) – Baltimore Medical System, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) system in Maryland, has received a grant of nearly $380,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to expand HIV prevention and treatment, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) related services, outreach, and care coordination in Baltimore City.
Baltimore Medical System was one of 271 HRSA-supported health centers nationwide awarded a total of $48 million as part of HHS’ Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, which aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the United States by 90 percent by 2030. For more information about HRSA’s role in the EHE initiative, visit: www.hrsa.gov/ending-hiv-epidemic.
With the funds, Baltimore Medical System will expand the HIV prevention and treatment efforts offered through its eight health centers, three pharmacies, and eight school-based health sites in Baltimore. Baltimore Medical System currently provides HIV outreach and education, testing, navigation services, and administers PrEP to its patient population, which includes those in Baltimore who are underserved and uninsured.
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