What's the Buzz - November 2012

What’s on my mind this month is the health status of citizens in our state and how we are taking a lead role in introducing initiatives to help improve the health and well-being of the people of Maryland.

As Marylanders, we have an interesting paradox. On one hand, our state is among the nation’s leaders in several important measures. Maryland has the fourth-highest per capita income in the U.S. We rank third in the nation in median household income. Maryland is home to the world’s premiere biomedical research institute, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, as well as some of the nation’s top hospitals and two top-tier medical schools.