Open RFP: Help Local Health Officers Promote Public Health Message

The Maryland Association of County Health Officers is seeking outside assistance with its mission to promote public health education and advocacy.

MACHO, one of MACo’s twelve professional affiliate groups, is a non-profit professional association for the twenty-three Health Officers who lead the state’s twenty-four local health departments (LHDs). Its members meet regularly to discuss, promote and work collectively to address the policy and legislative concerns of the local public health community and the administration of LHDs across Maryland. MACHO’s mission is to promote, protect and improve the health and well-being of all Maryland residents through an effective statewide system of local health departments. It carries out this mission in the following ways:

  • Advocate for local health needs at the state and federal level
  • Protect the health and safety of the public in any public health threat or crisis
  • Promote public health education and healthful lifestyles
  • Identify and eliminate economic, racial and ethnic disparities in health status
  • Collaborate with public health providers at the local, state and federal level to design and implement effective public health policy, and
  • Draft and support public health legislation that benefits the health and well-being of the residents of Maryland

The current RFP seeks outside assistance from a firm or individual familiar with public health and related issues, who could work with Health Officers in several respects. Responses are due on November 18, 2015.

All inquiries should be directed to:

Ruth Maiorana, Executive Director, Maryland Association of County Health Officers, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, W 1504-C, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, 410-614-6891,


Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties