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October 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Oct. 15

Montgomery County Councilmembers have a busy schedule of committee meetings Monday. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The schedule of committee meetings for Monday, Oct. 15: The Health and Human Services (HHS) committee will meet with the Public Safety (PS) committee at 9:30 a.m. to consider […]

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January 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know For Jan. 18 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Thursday, Jan. 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Boom in Bethesda: Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation(MCDOT) will conduct a single controlled blast beneath Rockville Pike (MD 355) near the Medical Center Metro Station today between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 2. Local Emergency Planning Council: The Local Emergency Planning Council (LEPC) will […]

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October 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council Committees to Discuss Substance Abuse Prevention in Schools

Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services will join the Education Committee on Oct. 19 to discuss substance abuse and prevention in schools with Montgomery County Public Schools and the Department of Health and Human Services. Substance abuse trends and suicide data for youth along with the collaborative efforts between MCPS and DHHS will also […]

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February 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

League of Women Voters Discuss Resources Available for Youth Experiencing Substance Use and Abuse

By the 12th grade, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about half of adolescents have abused an illicit drug, which includes the abuse of illegal drugs or the misuse of prescription medications, at least once. In an effort to help parents and community leaders identify resources available to adolescents who struggle […]

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January 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett to Announce Partnership in Health Discount Program for Residents on Jan. 12

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is expected to join County Councilmember George Leventhal, chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, on Jan. 12 to announce a partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACO) that will provide residents with low cost health services, according to a news release. NACO’s Live Healthy Program helps uninsured […]

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December 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council to Discuss Proposal to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee will hold a worksession on proposed Bill 12-16 that would gradually increase the County’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2010, according to a press release. The discussion will take place in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 9:45 […]

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November 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

Council’s Health and Human Services Committee to Host Forum on Gun Violence

The Montgomery County Council’s Committee on Health and Human Services is scheduled to host a public forum on “The Impact of Gun Violence on Public Health” tonight at 7 p.m. The forum will feature Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal, Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, and Rep. John Sarbanes. According to a […]

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February 4, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Refugee Advocates Brief HHS Committee on Resettlement Programs (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Council Health and Human Services Committee held a meeting on Thursday to discuss resettlement programs for refugees and asylum seekers. The meeting took place in the third floor conference room at the Council office building in Rockville. According to data from the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees, 2,256 refugees and 2,181 […]

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April 27, 2015 | Krista Brick

Leventhal Holding News Conference Today

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal is scheduled to meet with members of the media at 11:30 a.m. today, to discuss key items that will be facing the County Council and its respective committees in the near future. Leventhal is expected to discuss the council worksessions reviewing County Executive’s Isiah Leggett’s recommended Fiscal Year 2016 […]

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April 9, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Council Works on Police and HHS Budget 4/10

The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, will hold a worksession on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget request of the Police Department. The worksession is part of the Council’s review of the FY15 operating budget recommended by County Executive Isiah Leggett. The Public Safety Committee, which is chaired […]

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