Welcome To Medicaid Matters Maryland
Laura Carr, Coalition Chair
Advocates for Children and Youth
American Cancer Society – Maryland
ARC of Maryland
CASA De Maryland
The Coordinating Center
Cross Disability Rights Coalition
HealthCare Access Maryland
Health Care for the Homeless
Maryland's Citizens' Health Initiative
Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
Maryland Disability Law Center
Maryland/DC Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Maryland Women's Coalition for
Health Care Reform
Mental Health Association of Maryland
National Council on Addiction and Drug Dependence - Maryland
Public Justice Center
Voices for Quality Care
Medicaid Matters Maryland works to protect, expand and improve Medicaid
MMMD Project Change Models That Work Webcast - Health Care Reform and Integration of Care Webcast
Moderator: Regina Sims Alston, MSW, co-founder of Community Speaks
Panelist: Vicki Walters, LCSW-C, program director, Reach Health Services
Panelist: Suzanne Cox, LCSW-C, team leader, continuous care team, University of Maryland Medical System, Walter P. Carter Clincs
MMMD is grateful to Open Society Institute for its generous support
Medicaid Matters Maryland is currently in a strategic planning phase. Please check back later for updates.
Website links will be inoperative until the coalition completes the process
Loved ones and admirers will gather at the League for People with Disabilities, 1111 East Cold Spring Lane, on April 26 at 1 p.m. to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Gayle Hafner. Hafner, who was a co-founder of Medicaid Matters Maryland died during surgery at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center on March 22nd.
Memorial service for Gayle Hafner scheduled
Gayle Hafner -- Baltimore Sun Newspapers
A senior attorney at Maryland Disability Law Center and an ADAPT mentor, Hafner was a relentless advocate for people with disabilities and children in foster care. She could dominate MMMD meetings with her mastery of disability law as well as she could summon hundreds of disabled people to Annapolis to rally for disability rights.
In 2003 Hafner, and the late Lorraine Sheehan, established MMMD so that social justice organizations could confront lawmakers with a more unified voice. MMMD's goal was to protect, expand and improve Medicaid.
Laura Carr, Sheehan's daughter and the chair of MMMD, noted that Hafner's strength of character and passion for her mission was obvious in everything she did. "She energized us all to do better, expect better, and achieve more milestones."
Carr told the Baltimore Sun Newspapers that Hafner was a bulldog who used her in depth knowledge of the law to help people find a better life outside of a nursing home.
"Hafner was extraordinary and one of a kind, and already we're missing her," said Virginia Knowlton, executive director of the MDLC. She was an incredible advocate for people with disabilities, and she had the unique ability to lead people with disabilities."