Building Health and Wealth in Communities: A Sound Investment

From an emergency room diversion program for behavioral health issues to a mobile integrated community health pilot program, much is being done around the state in population health management to help make the delivery of health care services safer and more effective.

Attend the MACo Summer Conference session “Building Health and Wealth in Communities: A Sound Investment” to learn more about the cost-effective and innovative ways local health departments are working to keep their communities healthy. This session will be held from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. More information about the session is below:

Building Health and Wealth in Communities: A Sound Investment

Description: Changes in the Maryland health care delivery and reimbursement systems are creating opportunities for counties to focus on population health management. Leveraging the effects of population health management – the organization and management of the health care delivery system to make it more clinically effective, cost-effective, and safer – will result in savings for the budget and improved services for the community. Local Health Departments are leaders in the field of population health and are prime candidates to leverage public-private partnerships to implement these goals. In this session, panelists will discuss how to use population health management strategies to detect community health needs, identify the roles of community stakeholders, and implement cost-effective programs – all with the return on investment in mind. Learn how public-private partnerships can positively impact the health of your community and the health care costs in your county for maximum collective impact.


  • Henry Taylor, Acting Health Officer, Carroll County
  • Maura Rossman, Health Officer, Howard County
  • Meena Brewster, Health Officer, St. Mary’s County
  • Joe Ciotola, Health Officer, Queen Anne’s County
  • Frances B. Philips, R.N., MHA, Public Health Consultant

Moderator: The Honorable Sheree Sample-Hughes, Maryland House of Delegates

Date/Time: Thursday, August 13, 2015; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 12-15 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s conference theme is “Energize. Mobilize. Capitalize.”

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

For a schedule of educational sessions at MACo’s Summer Conference, please view the Registration Brochure.

Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.