Public Health Threats: What Every Public Official Should Know

MACo’s Winter Conference will be held January 7-9, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD. Themed “The Road Ahead,” the conference will focus on county government fundamentals, building relationships with newly elected officials at the county, state, and legislative levels, and strategic planning for the coming years. The session  “Public Health Threats: What Every Public Official Should Know” will focus on the fundamentals of the public health departments and their role in protecting the health of county citizens.


On a daily basis, Maryland’s twenty-four local public health departments serve on the front lines to protect and ensure the health of their residents and communities. Whether it is headline-making diseases like Ebola and Enterovirus D68, or more common health threats such as influenza, rabies, Lyme, hepatitis, or foodborne and waterborne illnesses, Health Officers and their staff fill the important role of helping to prevent, contain, or eliminate these threats. This session will describe the importance of public health, the role of local public health departments in determining their county’s health, and discuss the latest emerging and existing public health threats facing our counties today. The panelists will provide the most current information all county officials and legislators should know.


Gregory Branch, Health Officer, Baltimore County Department of Health and President, Maryland Association of County Health Officers (MACHO)


Thursday, January 8, 2015; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.