Health Care Grants

The Maryland Healthcare Foundation recently awarded $444,000 to five health projects across Maryland, providing health care services to people without insurance. Two of the projects will operate in Baltimore, and one each in Prince George's, Dorchester and Allegany counties. The five projects were selected from 34 proposals received in response to the foundation's request for proposals for innovative projects.

The Prince George's Adult Health Program run by Catholic Charities of the Washington Area was awarded an initial one-year grant of $150,000 to develop a health care program for adults. After one year, the Maryland Health Care Foundation will review the organization's progress and decide whether the grant should be extended.

Established in 1998 with initial funding from the Maryland General Assembly, the Maryland Health Care Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization serving the uninsured throughout the state.

Dever Designs Honored

Dever Designs of Laurel recently won recognition in seven categories at the 1999 American Graphic Design Awards competition. Dever Designs, a graphic design studio, bested more than 10,000 entries in several categories. Winning entries included American Style Magazine, Family Therapy Networker Magazine, Hanley-Wood Custom Home Media File and ICBA Solutions Advertising series.

Director Named

Donna R. Whitehead, of Fort Washington, has been named executive director of Underground Railroad: A Community Center for Recovery and Wellness in Suitland. In her new position, she will lead this acupuncture-based treatment program for Prince George's County residents who struggle with addictions.

Contract

Research Support Instruments of Lanham won a $1.7 million contract from the Navy for research and development.

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