Health and Wellness

 

Successes

By judging the success of local government through the health and wellness of its residents, we avoid divisive political conflict. At the end of the day, we all want health more than anything else.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation selected our county as a finalist for the national Community of Health Award in 2021.



  • First jurisdiction in the state to launch comprehensive contact tracing and case management in the first months of the pandemic, leading to a death rate lass than half of what was experienced in many Maryland counties


  • Reduced opioid deaths 17% between 2020 and 2021 and another 44% in the first five months of 2022 compared to previous year-to-date





Plans

In my second term we will transform the abandoned Crownsville Hospital site into the Crownsville Hospital Memorial Park, where our Health and Wellness Incubator will promote healing in the presence of nature. This initiative is well underway thanks to $30.5 million in support from Governor Hogan and our friends in the Maryland General Assembly