OSI-Baltimore’s Addiction and Health Equity Program seeks to generate and promote innovative ideas that improve health equity and lower the threshold to high-quality behavioral health services, reduce stigma, and support community engagement to improve public health in Baltimore.
Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development, Inc.
$25,000 over one year to provide support to Turnaround Tuesday, a program of BUILD, for returning citizens by conducting essential skills training, case management, job readiness, and job placements services in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Behavioral Health Leadership Institute
$110,000 over 18 months to support a mobile treatment van that provides buprenorphine, when appropriate, to individuals as they are released from the state-run Baltimore City jail.
Charm City Care Connection
$200,000 over two years to provide general support.
$139, 721 over one year to support policy advocacy on harm reduction and drug decriminalization.
Disability Rights Maryland
$50,000 over one year to convene consumers and advocates to create equity and justice in public behavioral health care through education, community involvement, and policy reform.
Maryland Citizens Health Initiative Education Fund, Inc.
$150,000 over two years to help implement the Prescription Drug Affordability Board law and work with advocates in other states to build coordinated momentum for continued state and federal policy action to make prescription drugs more affordable.
Maryland Peer Advisory Council
$100,000 over one year to provide support to Maryland Peer Advisory Council to identify and train new peer support specialists to become advocates for drug policy reform.
Mental Health Association of Maryland
$100,000 over one year to build an alliance among key payers, providers, regulatory and consumer organizations to advance insurance policy and practice reforms for the purpose of improving access to effective mental health and substance use treatment for Marylanders.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency*
$8,996 over two months to support policy advocacy on harm reduction.
$136,000 over one year to support policy advocacy regarding drug decriminalization in Maryland.
Charm City Care Connection+
$50,000 over one year to provide general support.
St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
$25,000 over one year to provide meals and harm reduction services to residents of Hampden and educate community members on the importance of engaging people who use drugs in a supportive and non-judgmental space.
* These grants were awarded through the Open Society Policy Center, a non-partisan and non-profit advocacy group that is part of Open Society Foundations.
+ These grants were funded, in whole or in part, by additional one-time support from Open Society Foundations.