Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) recently presented a $20,000 grant to the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) in support of their ongoing commitment to eliminate health disparities in underserved areas of the Eastern Shore region. In attendance to present the check to the Executive Director of ESAHEC, Ashley Clark, were JHHC’s Kristin Poth, AVP of Health Services, and Marketa Wills, Chief Medical Officer.
JHHC and ESAHEC share a common commitment to improve access to health care and develop solutions that alleviate social determinants of health, such as a person’s race, sexual orientation, income or education level. With this grant, JHHC will help support ESAHEC’s objective to increase the number of health care providers servicing rural and underserved areas and eliminate health disparities among diverse populations of the Eastern Shore.
ESAHEC provides educational resources and support through equitable community-based activities and services in order to recruit, train and retain health care professionals on the Eastern Shore through collaborative and innovative partnerships. Taking advantage of available federal, state and local resources, ESAHEC support health careers promotion, health professions student rotations in underserved rural communities, continuing education and community health activities.
JHHC is honored to provide this grant and support ESAHEC in their mission to improve the health of our communities.