Eastern Shore Sickle Cell Disease Educational Program

The goal of the Eastern Shore Sickle Cell Disease Educational Program is to increase knowledge of the disease and reduce barriers to care for those afflicted. This goal will be achieved in two ways. Literacy level appropriate webinars will be developed and presented to SCD patients, caregivers and providers. The second activity to achieve the stated goal is to develop and offer a SCD focused module for CHW training. This module will be assimilated into ESAHEC’s existing curriculum and offered to new CHW trainees as well as those who have completed training as an upskill service.

ESAHEC Outreach Program

The goal of the project, designed by the Maryland AHEC (MAHEC) Program, was to enhance the readiness of health
professionals and students to respond to COVID-19 and future pandemics through the development of a virtual platform and educational programs. The project fits into two categories of the guidance: to prepare and respond to COVID-19 and future pandemics. The MAHEC Program is comprised of three regional Centers: AHEC West, Central Maryland AHEC and Eastern Shore AHEC; and the Program Office

Connecting Kids to Coverage

Enrollment Counselors assist consumers in completing initial applications and renewal applications, as well
as participate in outreach activities to educate consumers about the Medicaid programs.

ESAHEC is the primary grant holder, with two partner subgrantees: Seedco and Chesapeake Multicultural Center.

Program Goals and Objectives Status:

  • Monthly Goal
  • New Kids 54 Renew Kids 58
  • New Parents 43 Renew Parents 50
  • May 2022 to date Enrollments
  • New Kids 9 Renew Kids 18
  • New Parents 8 Renew Parents 9


With the April enrollments we met 15% of the total yearly goal; per CMS this was the minimum they were looking for from all grantees, and not all of the other grantees have met that goal. In our call with CMS on 5/10/22, Janice Adams, Technical Director for the Division of State Coverage Programs offered a lot of praise of ESAHEC’s efforts to turn around the program that was seriously struggling last year