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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published May 31, 2012

LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO HOST FREE HEALTH SCREENING EVENT, HIGHLIGHT EFFORTS TO ADDRESS HEALTH DISPARITIES DURING HEALTHY MARYLAND WEEK



LANDOVER, Md. (May 31, 2012) – TODAY, as part of Healthy Maryland Week, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will highlight the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to address health disparities and host a free health screening event in partnership with the Prince George’s County Health Department, Kaiser Permanente and Greater Baden Medical Services at the Wayne K. Curry Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex. Free screenings for hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes will be offered to county residents from 9 a.m. until noon. 
 
Lt. Governor Brown and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D., will give an update on implementation of Maryland’s new Health Enterprise Zones program to reduce health disparities, an initiative developed by the Lt. Governor and passed by the General Assembly during the 2012 Legislative Session. 

Healthy Maryland Week  encourages Marylanders to lead a healthier life by promoting wellness through physical fitness, diet, and preventative care. The Administration has partnered with the Coalition for a Healthy Maryland to hold events throughout the week to highlight the importance of health and wellness. 
 
Lt. Governor Brown leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to reduce costs, expand access, and improve the quality of care for all Marylanders. Under the leadership of Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown, Maryland has implemented reforms that have expanded health coverage to over 318,000 Marylanders and put the State in position to maximize the federal Affordable Care Act. 



WHAT:          
Lt. Governor Brown to Host Free Health Screening Event During Healthy Maryland Week

WHERE
:        Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Complex
                       8001 Sheriff Road
                       Landover, MD
 
WHEN:          TODAY, Thursday, May 31, 2012
10:00 AM - Press Availability  
                       (Free screenings will be offered from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)