October 7, 2015

The Long Branch Health Enterprise Zone has changed its name to Healthy Long Branch and has become a pathway to pacesetter community within the Institute for Health Care Improvement’s 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign.This represents a stronger commitment to addressing the social dete...

July 2, 2015

Back in April CHEER was awarded a $50,000 Healthcare Initiative Foundation grant to conduct a pilot outreach and referral program that has two major goals.

  • First is to get low income uninsured people in Long Branch and Takoma Park into primary care treatment.

  • Second is to help p...

December 25, 2014

On a cold February day in 2012, we heard that a long line of people were waiting for health care at Mobile Med’s medical van at the Long Branch Community Center. Dozens of people waited for more than an hour in the cold to be seen by a doctor. Unfortunately, this scene has been repeated...

November 17, 2014

Latino Residents in the Long Branch area without health insurance report difficulty getting medical appointments through the Montgomery Cares program, a program that provides health services to uninsured adults in Montgomery County. Language barriers were frequently cited as a problem f...

August 12, 2014

In response to needs expressed by community residents and health care providers CHEER has published the Long Branch Health and Wellness Asset Inventory.  This list is intended to provide community residents and health care providers with a useful guide to health and wellness resources i...

August 12, 2014

In response to needs expressed by community residents and health care providers CHEER has published the Long Branch Health and Wellness Asset Inventory.  This list is intended to provide community residents and health care providers with a useful guide to health and wellness resources i...

May 3, 2013

Takoma Park and Long Branch community members want to know their neighbors and want to work with them on common projects which enhance the quality of life in their communities.  This message emerged from the community strategic planning process last year and speaks to the mission and vi...

April 29, 2013

On March 22 and March 23, 2013 CHEER convened a strategic planning retreat of the Long Branch Health Enterprise Zone Coalition.  The retreat resulted in a draft strategic plan, which identifies criteria for prioritizing HEZ programs.  These criteria were matched to specific propose...

November 22, 2012

A coalition convened by CHEER and led by the Primary Care Coalition successfully  submitted a proposal to the State Department of Mental Health and Hygiene to create a health enterprise zone in Takoma Park and Long Branch (zip codes 20912 and 20903). The proposal documents that Long Bra...

September 4, 2012

Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research (CHEER) is coordinating a coalition of government and local non-profit organizations to establish aHealth Enterprise Zone (HEZ) in Long Branch. This is a new State funded, place-based approach that could bring as much as $1...

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