Per the Maryland Department of Health (12.6.23): “The Maryland Department of Health today reported the first cold-related illness death in Maryland for the 2023-2024 winter weather season. The deceased individual is an adult male in the 70-80 age range. The death occurred in Baltimore County. (more…)
Per Montgomery County (12.5.23): “Today Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Dawn Luedtke introduced Bill 44-23 to protect the healthcare information of job applicants from unwarranted, intrusive questions by employers.
From the Office of Councilmember Laurie-Anne Sayles: Montgomery County Councilmember Laurie-Anne Sayles is calling on Gov. Wes Moore to pardon all incarcerated individuals convicted for non-violent possession of cannabis offenses. (more…)
Per the Maryland Department of Health: The Maryland Department of Health today announced the launch of the Building a Healthier Maryland community input survey to identify the critical health needs of residents and their communities. The Department will use the survey results to address the most important health priorities in Maryland over the next few years.
Per the State of Maryland: “Governor Wes Moore today announced a new four-year partnership to provide Marylanders with more equitable access to contraceptive care. In partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, Upstream USA will begin offering contraceptive care resources to health care providers, including free technical assistance, training and education in settings where most women already receive their health care. (more…)
Per Montgomery County: “The public hearings for Bill 42-23, Health and Sanitation – Menstrual Products in Public Restrooms – Required, and the accompanying Resolution to adopt Bill 42-23, Health and Sanitation – Menstrual Products in Public Restrooms – Required as a Board of Health Regulation, will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. instead of Dec. 5, 2023.
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services shared the following tips to avoid foodborne illness this Thanksgiving.
Per the Maryland Attorney General’s Office: “Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown announced today that a panel of arbitrators unanimously found in favor of Maryland and against Philip Morris USA, the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and two dozen other tobacco companies, resulting in the state’s recovery of more than $30 million in withheld settlement funds. (more…)
Per the Maryland Attorney General’s Office: “Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown today joined a multistate coalition in opposing a state law in Oklahoma that blocks transgender
youth from accessing critical, lifesaving gender-affirming care.
Per Montgomery County: The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ Aging and Disability Services Division continues to provide free hearing aids and personal sound amplifiers to eligible residents age 60-and-over. The County is partnering with Access HEARS, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect individuals with hearing loss to the solutions they need to age well.
Per Montgomery County: “Montgomery County’s third annual World AIDS Day Solidarity for Health Equity Breakfast will commemorate World AIDS Day on Friday, Dec. 1. The breakfast, from 9-11 a.m., will highlight HIV’s disproportionate impact on Black women in Montgomery County. It will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building.