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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2004
The House of Delegates will debate today a sweeping health care initiative that would be partly funded by a new tax on HMO premiums after the bill was approved by a key committee yesterday. The plan proposed by Del. John A. Hurson, a Montgomery County Democrat and chairman of the Health and Government Operations Committee, would provide more money for community health centers, refer Marylanders without insurance coverage to those centers and elsewhere, and provide Medicaid coverage to 75,000 more residents by making eligibility requirements less restrictive.
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NEWS
June 28, 2004
HCC's president wins Horizon Foundation leadership award Mary Ellen Duncan, president of Howard Community College, was named the first winner of the Richard G. McCauley Leadership Award by the Horizon Foundation at a Horizon Awards Breakfast on June 11. Duncan was recognized for her transformative leadership in the area of community health, said Richard M. Krieg, president and chief executive officer of the Horizon Foundation, who noted Duncan's expansion...
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | February 16, 1993
State budget cuts have forced county health officials to stop surveying older Carroll communities for septic tank failures, which could mean that nobody will spot a need for a public sewage system to protect community health."
NEWS
By SLOANE BROWN | June 17, 2007
Talk about your welcoming committee. As hundreds of guests at Zoomerang! 2007 arrived at the Maryland Zoo's main gate, they were not only greeted by party chairs Stuart and Suzanne Amos and zoo president Billie Grieb, but also by a few "animal ambassadors," including camels, a rooster, a baby alligator and a toucan. "Oooh, I love penguins," trilled Zoo board member Carole Sibel, as she spotted one trotting after its keeper. "There's a little owl called Pellet, who's the cutest little thing I've ever seen," cooed Celeste Corsaro, marketing director of Baltimore Eats.
NEWS
March 11, 2011
Care for cancer patients The Wellness House of Annapolis offers services and programs to assist those living with cancer and their relatives, including children. Walk-in hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes and services are free for cancer patients, caregivers and families. Pre-registration is required. The Wellness House is at 2625 Mas Que Farm Road. Appointments: 410-990-0941 or wellnesshouse@comcast.net . New community health e-mail alert system The county Department of Health has a new community health e-mail alert system to provide timely notices about department services and community health issues.
FEATURES
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,Sun Reporter | October 25, 2007
Oretha T. Wondee had gotten her family safely out of the West African country of Liberia, where 14 years of war had surrounded them with violence, ruined the economy and cost hundreds of thousands their homes. But as a new refugee in Baltimore nine months ago, she began to see threats of a different kind to her five children. She didn't know how to ward off illness and infection. She didn't know where to go if someone had a toothache. She'd never heard of 911. Wondee got some of the basics from the nonprofit group that resettled her in Baltimore.
NEWS
October 20, 2008
Education can heal health disparities The Baltimore Sun's shocking front-page statistics on the life-span differences among Baltimore neighborhoods stunned even seasoned community health professionals like me and my staff ("20-year life gap separates city's poorest, wealthy," Oct. 16). But they shouldn't. This is just the latest study confirming what we see every day in our health centers: outrageous health disparities related to poverty, lifestyle, environmental exposure and other preventable causes.
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