BALTIMORE, Md. (November 14, 2011) – TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will welcome attendees and kick-off the plenary session of a two-day Summit on Childhood Obesity at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, sponsored by the University of Maryland, Baltimore in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Summit brings together experts working to understand, prevent, and defeat childhood obesity to discuss best practices and policies and to forge professional relationships and coordination. Learn more about the Summit on Childhood Obesity at http://obesitysummit.umaryland.edu/.
Lt. Governor Brown leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to reduce costs, expand access, and improve the quality of health care for all Marylanders. In 2010, Brown launched the Healthiest Maryland Initiative that partners with employers and community leaders to encourage healthier lifestyles. Under the leadership of Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown, Maryland has implemented reforms that have expanded health coverage to over 289,000 Marylanders and put the State in position to maximize the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to independent reports from the Hilltop Institute, federal health reform will save Maryland $850 million over 10 years and cut in half the number of uninsured Marylanders.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Address University of Maryland Summit on Childhood Obesity
WHERE: Hilton Hotel
401 West Pratt Street
WHEN: Tomorrow, TUESDAY, November 15, 2011