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Deb Keller
VP of Human Resources

(Easton, MD) June 24, 2016 - Quality Health Foundation (QHF), the mission arm of Quality Health Strategies (QHS), recently awarded grants totaling $400,000 to fifteen organizations in Maryland and Washington, DC supporting local healthcare-related quality improvement efforts.

Funding decisions for the 2016-2017 grants—ranging from $15,000 to $40,000—were determined by a project’s potential to impact access to quality healthcare and human services in the community. This year, QHF selected the awardees from 77 applicants that proposed a wide range of projects targeting uninsured and underinsured patients as well as underserved and at-risk populations.

“Our Board felt challenged this year with our grant selection,” said Dr. Molly Burgoyne, QHF Board of Directors Chair. “Many organizations submitted high-quality programs designed to improve the health of our most vulnerable populations. Ultimately, we chose a stellar group of programs covering a wide geographic area with diverse health concerns. We look forward to supporting these projects, learning from them, and analyzing their progress.” Dr. Catherine Smoot-Haselnus, QHS Board Chair, summed it up by saying, “We are delighted to fund these worthy organizations. Their work is perfectly aligned with our mission to improve the health status of individuals and communities.”

The 2016-2017 grantees are:

  • Access Carroll, Inc.
  • Aspire Counseling
  • Calvary Women Services
  • Channel Markeer, Inc
  • Chesapeake College Foundation
  • Community Ministries of Rockville
  • Deaf MD
  • Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc.
  • Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Inc.
  • Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped
  • Salisbury University
  • Samaritan House
  • Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
  • University of Maryland Medical System - Breathmobile

For more information on the recipients and their grants, go to Since 2006, Quality Health Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $4.1 million to 61 organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Map of Quality Health Foundation’s 2016 Grant Awardee shows the impact of the grants on Maryland and the District of Columbia

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About Quality Health Strategies
Quality Health Strategies ( was created in 2007 as a holding company for a group of organizations dedicated to transforming health systems. Subsidiaries include Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.; Health Integrity, LLC; and Quality Health Foundation. The company is headquartered in Easton, Maryland and has offices nationwide.

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About Quality Health Foundation
Quality Health Foundation( Health Foundation, the mission arm of Quality Health Strategies, is a national not-for-profit organization that provides grants to charitable and not-for-profit organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia toward projects that help improve the healthcare and human services for individuals and communities.