2013 Summer Conference Session – Health Care Reform and Local Health Departments: Opportunities for Achieving Success

Description: The implementation of health care reform is well underway in Maryland with entities now in place to provide consumer assistance and enrollment resources.  Local health departments will play a pivotal role in connecting vulnerable populations and creating better health outcomes. This session will discuss health care reform and how local health departments will provide opportunities for achieving the program goals of increasing access to affordable, quality care, and improving the health of all Marylanders.


  1. Rebecca Pearce, Executive Director, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

  2. Alice Middleton, Deputy Director, Office of Planning, Health Care Financing, MD Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  3. Deborah Goeller, Health Officer, Worcester County Health Department

Moderator: The Honorable Thomas McLain Middleton, Maryland Senate

Date and Time: Thursday, August 15, 2013; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

MACo’s 2013 Summer Conference will be held from August 14 – 17 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland.

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