Montgomery County Releases Six-Year Health Plan

Montgomery County Releases Six-Year Health Plan

Plus: Damascus High School teacher seeks kidney donor; Longtime state delegate charged with federal wire fraud

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Montgomery County releases six-year health plan

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services recently released a new plan that outlines goals for improving public health over the next six years.

The Healthy Montgomery 2023 plan sets benchmarks for decreasing infant mortality, chronic disease, obesity, infectious diseases, and other poor outcomes over the next six years.

The department has been monitoring population health since 2009. [Montgomery Sentinel]

Damascus High School teacher seeks kidney donor

A long-time Damascus High School teacher is seeking a match for a kidney transplant.

Robert Dickie has taught social studies at the school for 20 years and is battling stage 5 chronic kidney disease. At such an advanced stage, kidney function virtually ceases. He’s hoping a donor organ will help him manage the condition.

Anyone willing to see if they’re a potential match should call the Georgetown University Hospital Kidney Transplant Center at 202-444-3701. [WDVM]

Longtime state delegate charged with federal wire fraud

Tawanna P. Gaines, a Democratic state delegate from Prince George’s County, was charged with federal wire fraud on Monday.

She abruptly resigned from the General Assembly after nearly 20 years as a legislator.

Gaines, 67, is accused of misappropriating $22,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. Prosecutors say she solicited donations that were directed to a private PayPal account not disclosed in state campaign finance filings. [Washington Post]

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