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Vincent DeMarco: Public Health Legislation Bolstered by an Array of Supporters

April 21, 2021
In this 2017 photo, captured inside a clinical setting, a health care provider was placing a bandage on the injection site of a child, who had just received a seasonal influenza vaccine. Children younger than 5-years-old, and especially those younger than 2-years-old, are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications. A flu vaccine offers the best defense against flu, and its potentially serious consequences, and can also reduce the spread of flu to others.

I greatly appreciate Maryland Matters declaring “Public Health” to be a winner in the 2021 General Assembly session (“General Assembly Session 2021: Winners and Losers.”) As you note, one of the main reasons public health was a winner was the enactment of the Health Equity Resource Communities legislation, which will address health disparities and improve health equity in our state. We were thrilled that the General Assembly allocated $59 million in funding for health equity communities over the next five years from secure funding sources.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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