Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services will host a virtual town hall from 3:30-5 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, to focus on the status of health in the community. Partners from clinical care settings, government agencies, community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations and academic and research institutions, as well as interested residents, are invited to the free event.
The town hall will include an overview of Public Health Services’ soon-to-be-released Health in Montgomery County 2010-2019: A Surveillance Report on Population Health. It also will have presentations on work being done to improve health outcomes in the areas of infectious disease, HIV/STI, maternal and infant health and chronic diseases such as diabetes. The report includes data and health statistics on all major health topics among County residents and compares local data to State and national benchmarks. Presentations will address disparities that affect health outcomes, particularly those of concern for maternal and infant health.
Attendees will have an opportunity to provide comments and ask questions as the County works to initiate a community-wide response to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes.
To receive login information for the town hall, register in advance.