Current Fellows
Adolescent Health

Rebecca Spare

Bloomberg Fellow

Rebecca is a Social Work Medical Case Manager for the MATCH Program at HealthCare Access Maryland. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring the youth in the Baltimore City foster care system receive appropriate medical and mental health services. She is assigned to the moderate- to high-risk behavioral youth, which include youth that are living in residential treatment centers, have been hospitalized multiple times for mental health or medical reasons, and/or have a history of risky behavior (i.e. being victims of human sex trafficking, runaway behaviors, substance use issues, and/or incarceration). With these youth, coordination of services as well as implementation of services is imperative to ensuring all youth remain healthy. Rebecca follows up on all medical recommendations and collaborates with the foster care workers, caregivers, and service providers.

The mission of HealthCare Access-Maryland (HCAM) is to make Maryland healthier by connecting residents to insurance and care, educating the community about healthier living, and advocating for a more equitable health care system. HCAM was established in 1997 as a nonprofit by the Baltimore City Health Department to aid with the Medicaid transition to managed care. HCAM is overseen by a board of directors consisting of government leaders, health care professionals, and committed members of the public. As a nonprofit, HCAM is uniquely situated to provide services that are supported by both government and the private sector.

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