Rising Tides of Rural Health Care

When it comes to the delivery of health care one size rarely fits all. Each area of the state faces its own unique challenges.

At the MACo Summer Conference session “Rising Tides of Rural Health Care” learn how rural communities across the state are thinking outside the box to address health care issues.

Title: Rising Tides of Rural Health Care

Description: Of Maryland’s 24 counties, 18 are considered rural and cover a population of over 1.6 million. These rural counties (and rural areas of urban counties) have unique challenges and vulnerable populations with needs that can be vastly different than those seen in their more urban counterparts. There are exciting, emerging opportunities to transform the framework for rural health care through new partnerships, innovative funding methods, and inventive means of delivering services. In this session, learn more about the future of rural health in Maryland.


  • Lara Wilson, Executive Director, Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA)
  • Dr. Joseph Ciotola, Health Officer, Queen Anne’s County
  • Mark Luckner, Executive Director, Community Health Resource Commission
  • Simone Bratton, Medicaid, Maryland Department of Health (MDH)
  • Charlotte Davis, Executive Director, Rural Maryland Council

Moderator: The Honorable Mary Beth Carozza, Maryland House of Delegates

Date/Time: Friday, August 17, 2018; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

The 2018 MACo Summer Conference will be held August 15-18 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s theme is “Water, Water Everywhere.”

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