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Funding Priorities

CareFirst continues to fund innovative community initiatives and programs throughout its service area to improve the region’s health care delivery systems, promote change on broader health initiatives, and, ultimately improve the long-term health of the community.

Read below to learn more about CareFirst’s funding framework and priorities.

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Mom with baby

Since 2007, CareFirst has committed more than $17 million to maternal and child health initiatives. Recent and ongoing grants are improving access to pre- and post-natal care; organizing comprehensive community resources around women and child health; building supports for vulnerable new parents; reversing factors that drive infant mortality; and addressing factors that contribute to prematurity, low birth weight and unsafe sleep.

Serving Mothers & Their Children

Designed specifically to increase quality, community-based care to society’s most vulnerable populations, safety net clinics provide a wide spectrum of care to medically underserved families and individuals. CareFirst has focused its financial support to those clinics expanding direct service to targeted populations, expanding or implementing medical home programs, and increasing telemedicine services and other methods of coordinated care.

Strengthening the Health Care Safety Net Transforming Clinical Practice to Care for the Underserved

To address the growing need for behavioral health and substance use programs, CareFirst funds programs that expand access and provide support, with clinical oversight, for underserved communities.

Expanding Access to Behavioral Health Care

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