BALTIMORE, Md. (June 23, 2011) – TODAY, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will visit Blade Master barbershop on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore City to announce a new effort to address health disparities among racial and ethnic groups in Maryland. The Lt. Governor will be joined by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City Commissioner of Health Dr. Oxiris Barbot, and other state and local officials for the announcement.
The Lt. Governor will also highlight Baltimore’s innovative barbershop men’s health outreach program, which provides free screenings for hypertension, diabetes and obesity, as well as nutritional education and information on accessing primary care, while men are waiting for services at barbershops.
As Co-Chair of Maryland’s Health Quality and Cost Council and the Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, Lt. Governor Brown leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to reduce costs, expand access, and improve the quality of care for all Marylanders. Under the leadership of Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown, Maryland has implemented reforms that have expanded health coverage to over 260,000 Marylanders and put the State in position to maximize the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Announce New Health Disparities Effort
WHERE: Blade Master Barbershop
5900 Reisterstown Rd.
WHEN: TODAY, Thursday, June 23, 2011