Social needs, such as access to food, housing, and employment, are deepening across the Mid-Atlantic region, especially during the pandemic. To address these needs, Kaiser Permanente partnered with Unite Us to launch the Mid-Atlantic Community Network (MACN), a free community resource and technology platform linking KP members and people in our communities to social service organizations, health care providers and public agencies in the region. The MACN launched in Washington, DC and suburban Maryland in June, and has already made more than 760 referrals, connecting community members to social services in their communities.
In October, the network expanded to the Greater Baltimore area to support communities in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Howard and Harford counties and in Baltimore City. The MACN now includes over 280 partner organizations representing over 700 programs, such as affordable housing, food assistance, employment, and mental health services. Network partners serving the Greater Baltimore area include the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment and Development, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, United Way of Central Maryland and the Maryland Center for Veteran Employment and Training. The MACN will expand to Northern Virginia in 2021. For more information about the Mid-Atlantic Community Network or to become a network partner, contact Brittany Giles-Cantrell (brittany.n.giles-cantrell@kp.org).
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