Regional Partnership Catalyst Program

The Regional Partnership Catalyst Program is a special funding program that invests in hospital partnerships with community organizations to build sustainable programs that support the population health goals of the Total Cost of Care (TCOC) Model. It is designed to a) foster collaboration between hospitals and community partners, and b) enable the creation of infrastructure to disseminate evidence-based interventions. The Regional Partnership Catalyst Program began January 1, 2021 and will conclude December 31, 2026.

The new ​Regional Partnership Catalyst Program builds upon the legacy Regional Partnership Transformation Program and enables hospitals to continue developing and maintaining meaningful community partnerships that advance the population health goals established in the Memorandum of Understanding that Maryland has established with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a Statewide Integrated Health Improvement Strategy (SIHIS). To support these goals, partnerships will implement or expand diabetes prevention and management programs, as well as behavioral health crisis programs. ​Read the Regional Partnership Catalyst Program Request for Proposals.​

HSCRC staff presented the final recommendation on the Regional Partnership Catalyst Program awards to HSCRC Commissioners on Thursday, November 12, 2020.  Commissioners approved a total investment of $165.4 million over a five-year grant period. Of this amount, $86.3 million has been directed to diabetes prevention and management activities and $79.1 million has been directed to fund behavioral health crisis services.  Read the Regional Partnership Catalyst Program Final Funding Recommendation.​

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Regional Partnership Contact and Pro​gram Information

Five Regional Partnerships receive funding to support the implementation of diabetes prevention and management programs.  Three Regional Partnerships receive funding to support the implementation of behavioral health crisis services programs.  Contact information, a summary of each program, and full proposals are provided below. 

Diabetes Prevention and Management
​Region​al Partnership          Contact ​​Program Summary
Baltimore​ Metropolitan Diabetes Regional Partnership
(Baltimore City)
​Alice Siawlin Chan 

Meredith Truss

Program Summary
Full Proposal

​Western Reg​ional Partnership
(Allegany, Frederick, Washington Counties)

​Kristie Carbaugh

Heather Miltenberger

Heather Kirby
Program Summary 
Full Proposal
​Saint Agnes and Life Bridge Diabetes Health Collaborative
(Baltimore City/County)

Dawn O’Neill

Rachel Galkin
Program Summary
Full Proposal
Full Circle Wellness for Diabetes in Charles County (FCW4D)
(Charles County)

Mary Hannah
Program Summary
Full Proposal
Totally Linking Care​ (TLC)
(Prince George’s, Charles, St. Mary’s Counties)
​ Margaret Fowler
Program Summary
Full Proposal

     Behavioral Health Crisis Services

Regional Partnership Name​​​                                                                              ContactProgram Summary ​
Tri-County Behavioral Health Engagement​​
(Lower Eastern Shore)

​​​​Timothy Feist
Tina Simmons
​Program Summary 
Full Proposal
​Greater Baltimore Regional Integrated Crisis System ​(G-BRICS)
(Baltimore City/County, Howard, Carroll Counties)

​Adrienne Breidenstine
Crista Taylor​
​Program Summary ​
Full Proposal
​​Totally Linking Care​ (TLC)
(Prince George’s County)
​​Margaret Fowler

 Program Summary 
  Full Proposal​​


Regional Partnership Catalyst Program Design - HSCRC Staff Recommendations

HSCRC staff presented the final recommendation on the Regional Partnership Catalyst Program Design to HSCRC Commissioners on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.  You can read the Final Recommendations for Competitive Regional Partnership Catalyst Program here.​

Regional Partnership Transformation Program 
To learn more about the Regional Partnership Transformation Program (FY2016 - FY2020) click here​.​ 


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