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Caroline County Non-Profit Brings Accessible Healthcare to Mid-Shore

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FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Bringing accessible healthcare to the masses - that's what a new Caroline County-based organization is hoping to bring to Maryland's mid-shore. It's called the IMBUE Foundation and it has specific patients in mind: rural Marylanders.

For Caroline County man Jerome Taylor, affordable healthcare is no laughing matter when it comes to his Type II diabetes.

"It's starting to go downhill," Taylor said. "People want more money because my medications cost so much more and I can't afford it."

A 2018 Maryland Rural Health Plan study identified problems like obesity and diabetes management in places like Caroline County as well as issues with transportation and lack of health insurance networks.

Doctor Seun Ross, IMBUE Foundation's founder, says those issues are what inspired the non-profit.

"On the Eastern Shore, we don't have that many options," Ross said. "We function as a rural health collaborative to guide patients where they need to go and where they can get resources if we can provide those resources."

The IMBUE Foundation offers services out of the Caroline County Health Department out of Denton. Ross says they'll also offer services across the other mid-shore counties on Delmarva.

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