What’s on my mind this month is a series of bold innovative initiatives that have been proposed to reduce and eliminate health disparities in Maryland. The recommendations come from a 13-member Health Disparities Workgroup that I chaired at the request of Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown. The workgroup is a diverse panel of experts in health disparities, physicians and scientists, and leaders in public health, government and business.
What’s on my mind this month is the vital support we receive from the Maryland General Assembly.Last month, a delegation of medical students and faculty members traveled with me to Annapolis to express thanks for that support and to communicate our hopes and priorities for the current legislative session. We met one-on-one with key lawmakers to explain how continued legislative support will allow the School of Medicine to continue its growth as a top-tier research institution, healthcare provider, and educator for Maryland’s workforce of physicians and allied health professionals.