Caroline County News

Posted on: November 27, 2017

Caroline County to Hold Annual Summit on Public Health

The Caroline County Commissioners will host their annual summit on the state of public health and health care access in the County on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  The session will be held at the Health and Public Services Building, 403 South 7th Street, Denton.

“We started these summit meetings five years ago as a way to bring all our partners together to talk about the state of health in Caroline County in a comprehensive way,” said County Commission President Dan Franklin.  “The meeting is an important accountability tool for all of us to show progress on the factors that impact the health of our residents.”

The meeting will start with a review of the health “report card” developed by Health Officer Scott LeRoy, which provides a snapshot of Caroline’s health rankings, where progress is being made, and what areas of concern still exist.  The public will then hear from Shore Regional Health, Choptank Community Health, the Caroline Health Department, and Local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council about the progress they are making on public health issues like addressing cancer screening rates, improving diabetes outcomes, increasing access to health care, and responding to the opioid crisis. 

All members of the public are encouraged to attend the summit to learn more, ask questions, and be part of the conversation about how Caroline County can work together to improve the health of the community.  Questions about the public information session can be addressed to the Commissioners Office at 410.479.0660 or info@carolinemd.org

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