LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO DISCUSS HEALTH ENTERPRISE ZONES PROGRAM AT GOVERNING MAGAZINE SUMMIT ON HEALTHY LIVING
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO DISCUSS
HEALTH ENTERPRISE ZONES PROGRAM
AT GOVERNING MAGAZINE SUMMIT ON
ATLANTA, Ga. (December 10, 2012) – TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown will be interviewed at the GOVERNING Magazine Summit on Healthy Living <http://www.governing.com/
The FY 2013 State budget includes $4 million to establish a pilot program of two to four Health Enterprise Zones throughout Maryland. The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) issued a joint Call for Proposals earlier this year. Applications were reviewed competitively, and final designation awards will be made over the next few weeks by DHMH Secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein. For more information on the HEZ program visit http://dhmh.maryland.gov/
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 341,000 Marylanders, half of whom are children, established Maryland’s Health Benefit Exchange, and put the State in position to maximize the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Independent analysis by the Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland Baltimore County has found that implementation of the ACA will benefit the state’s budget by $672 million through 2020, generate more than $3 billion in annual economic activity, cut the number of uninsured in half, and create more than 26,000 jobs.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Discuss Health Enterprise Zones Program at GOVERNING Magazine Summit
WHERE: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
1345 Piedmont Avenue N.E.
WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, December 11, 2012