Uma Ahluwalia

January 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Dozens Attend Community Meeting to Discuss Homelessness

Dozens gathered in Silver Spring for a community meeting to discuss homelessness in the area. Following the meeting, Uma Ahluwalia, director for the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, explains the next steps in ending chronic homelessness. IW's Christine Hong: We are seeing successes by offering multiple services in one location to address #poverty […]

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August 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Appoints New Health Officer

@DOHDC's Dr. Travis Gayles demonstrating how to administer life-saving naloxone for opioid overdose pic.twitter.com/3yYvBCI2YS — DC Dept of Health (@DOHDC) July 14, 2017 Montgomery County’s new health officer is Dr. Travis Gayles, the chief medical officer for the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Administration, and Division Chief for STD-TB Control for the District of Columbia […]

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August 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Raskin to Host Public Forum on Medicaid

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Director, Uma Ahluwalia, is partnering with Congressman Jamie Raskin to discuss Medicaid in Maryland on Sept. 19. The goal of this meeting is for resident to voice how Medicaid has impacted their families here in Montgomery County. Kick off for the forum begins at 7:00 p.m. and […]

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June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Officials Warn Residents About Heat-Related Dangers

Montgomery County officials are urging residents take precautions to protect themselves, children and pets against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion with the increase in temperatures, according to a news release. Officials are also urging residents to check on their elderly neighbors who may be isolated to be sure they are not […]

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February 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Health Department to Assist Families Facing Deportation

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will provide support services to families who have a family member facing deportation, according to participants in a closed meeting Tuesday of county officials. Councilmember Nancy Navarro said the HHS presentation contained “well thought-out protocols,” which would include, for example, establishing shelters for children who may […]

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May 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Bed Bug Infestation at Headquarters of Health and Human Services in Rockville (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (H&HS) is dealing with a bed bug infestation at its headquarters at 401 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. H&HS Director Uma Ahluwalia says the department employs 400 employees at this location and she does not expect them back at the Hungerford location until the building is habitable, which […]

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April 1, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery County Muslim Community Mourns Loss of Nadim Khan (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Muslim community is grieving the loss of one of it’s leaders. Nadim Khan, a career public health advocate who passed away on Tuesday, March 29. Khan was appointed by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett in 2007 to serve as the chief of special needs housing within the Department of Health and Human […]

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March 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

New Healthcare Services Center to Open in Silver Spring (PHOTO)

Silver Spring residents will have a new place to stop in for medical care this Thursday. Cornerstone Montgomery and CCI Health and Wellness Services will be opening a new one stop shop medical service facility at the Craig S. Integrated Health Center located at 1398 Lamberton Drive. The expanded offerings will include behavioral health, dental […]

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March 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Trinity Health Awards a Montgomery County Collaborative Half a Million Dollars in Annual Health Funding

Trinity Health awarded a Montgomery County collaborative $500,000 per year, for three to five years, to implement public health strategies, on March 1 at an event held at Kevin J. Sexton Campus of Holy Cross Hospital. The funding is a part of Trinity Health Transforming Communities Initiative. Holy Cross Health, Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI), […]

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February 16, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence to Host Meeting with Muslim Community

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence (COHV) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, February 17. The meeting will take place at the Muslim Community Center (MCC) which is located at 15200 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring. The event is a follow-up to a previous meeting that took […]

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