Health and Wellness
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.
Expanded all Mental Health programs, and integrated them with the school system through the Joint Mental Health Task Force
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
Established Gun Violence Intervention Team, modeled after Opioid Intervention Team at Department of Health, taking the politics out of saving lives
Re-established the dormant Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition to unite community, government, and private sector in the work of public health
New health initiatives recognized nationally by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Culture of Health program.
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