A Managed Care Organization (MCO) is an organization that has a contract with the State Medicaid agency to provide health services to consumers for a monthly capitation rate, or fixed rate, for each consumer.
Marijuana is a psychoactive dried resinous flower buds and leaves of the female hemp or cannabis plant, which contain high levels of THC. When smoked, vaped, or ingested, marijuana can cause euphoria or relaxation, as well as anxiety, paranoia, and in extreme instances, psychosis. Slang terms for marijuana include weed, pot, dope, grass, reefer, ganja, …
A Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is a mental health professional trained in psychotherapy and family systems and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples, and family systems.
The Maryland Association of Behavioral Health Authorities (MABHA) is the non-profit organization of Maryland’s Core Service Agencies, Local Addictions Authorities, and Local Behavioral Health Authorities. MABHAs are responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring public behavioral health services at the county level.
Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) provides health care to children and adolescents, under the age of 19, and pregnant women of any age whose family income is up to 200% of the federal poverty level.
Maryland Community Criminal Justice Treatment Program (MCCJTP), a multiagency collaborative established by the Maryland Department of Health that provides shelter and treatment services to mentally ill offenders in their communities.
Maryland Crisis Stabilization Services (MCSS) are a State-wide, 24-hour crisis intervention and supportive counseling hotline for situations that include suicide, family and relationship problems, shelter needs, violent or threatening domestic situations, loneliness, depression, chemical dependency issues, and others. Maryland Crisis Hotline – 1-800-422-0009
Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) oversees the restructuring and reorganization of government delivery of services and programs for people with disabilities in Maryland, through collaboration with all state agencies.
The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is an agency of the government of Maryland responsible for public health issues.
The Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) is a department of the State government charged with serving families and individuals who, due to financial hardship, disability, age, chronic disease, or any other cause, need help in obtaining basic necessities of food and shelter.