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    February 25, 2019


    Media Contact: Brittany Fowler, Deputy Director, Office of Communications, 410-767-1368

    Deidre McCabe, Director, Office of Communications, 410-767-3536


    Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford to Announce Launch of Maryland Mobile Wellness Initiative in Anne Arundel County


    Baltimore, MD — Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, joined by representatives from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) and Anne Arundel County, will unveil Anne Arundel County’s new mobile wellness vehicle tomorrow morning in Crownsville. The vehicle is operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health through a grant supported by MDH and OOCC.


    The Maryland Mobile Wellness Initiative will support and enhance the County’s array of substance use disorder (SUD) services by offering prevention and treatment, and then links individuals to ongoing care and recovery resources. The mobile wellness vehicle will be staffed by a certified registered nurse practitioner, registered nurse and peer support specialist. The vehicle has a client intake area, two exam rooms and private blood work/discussion area, which will be available to tour following the press conference.


    WHO:            Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford                                                                         

                          Fran Phillips, Deputy Secretary of Public Health Services, Maryland Department of Health

                          Steve Schuh, Executive Director, Opioid Operational Command Center

                          Billie Penley, Acting Anne Arundel County Health Officer

    WHEN:          Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

    WHERE:       100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032




    The Maryland Department of Health is dedicated to protecting and improving the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease prevention, access to care, quality management and community engagement. Stay connected at http://www.twitter.com/MDHealthDept and http://www.facebook.com/MarylandDHMH.

    Marylanders in need of treatment for substance use disorders can locate treatment facilities at http://goo.gl/nIfGm0. Individuals can call 211 and press 1, or text their zip code to 898-211, to speak with crisis call specialists. For information related to fighting addiction in Maryland, visit http://goo.gl/KvEzQw