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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published May 18, 2010

LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO LAUNCH HEALTHIEST MARYLAND INITIATIVE



Initiative among actions recommended by Maryland Health Quality & Cost Council

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 18, 2010) – Tomorrow morning, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, joined by Health & Mental Hygiene Secretary John Colmers, business executives and members of the Health Quality and Cost Council, will hold a press announcement at the Baltimore Inner Harbor to launch a new health initiative. The ‘Healthiest Maryland’ initiative will consist of three branches and promote healthy lifestyle practices in the workplace, in the community, and at school. Immediately prior to the press announcement, Lt. Governor Brown, Secretary Colmers and business executives will participate in a health walk from the Center Club on Light Street to the Inner Harbor, promoting one of the several activities businesses will encourage workers to engage in as part of the Initiative.

The Healthiest Maryland initiative was one of the primary recommendations made by the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council’s report submitted to Governor O’Malley last year. The initiative, once fully implemented, will include specific campaigns to encourage healthy lifestyles in businesses, schools and communities. The campaign is being launched shortly after First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the “Let’s Move” initiative to promote healthy choices for America’s schoolchildren.

WHO:
Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown
Secretary John Colmers, Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Dr. Albert Reece, Dean – University of Maryland School of Medicine
Chet Burrell, CEO – CareFirst
Don Fry, CEO – Greater Baltimore Committee
Members of the Health Quality and Cost Council

WHAT: Press conference to launch ‘Healthiest Maryland’ Initiative

WHEN & WHERE:
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 – 9:45 AM
Near the fountain behind the Baltimore Harbor Place Visitor Center, 401 Light Street, Baltimore

**NOTE** Lt. Governor Brown, Secretary Colmers and members of the business community will leave the Center Club (100 Light Street, Baltimore) at approximately 9:30 AM and participate in a ‘health walk’ to the press conference location. Media is invited to walk with the Lt. Governor and the press conference participants for pictures and b-roll.