COMMISSION ON PUBLIC HEALTH

Meenakshi G. Brewster, M.D., Co-Chair (chosen by Governor)
Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., Co-Chair (chosen by Governor)
Oluwatosin Olateju, Dr.P.H., Co-Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor:Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D.; Christopher Brandt; Jean Drummond; France S. Phillips; Nicole Rochester, M.D.; Maura J. Rossman, M.D.; Michelle L. Spencer; Allen L. Twigg.

Appointed by Senate President:Ariana B. Kelly

Appointed by House Speaker:Heather A. Bagnell

Ex officio: Nilesh Kalyanaraman, M.D., Deputy Secretary for Public Health; Alyssa S. Lord, Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health; Camille Blake-Fall, J.D., Director, Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities.

Staff:


Interim Report to Governor, Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, Senate Finance Committee, House Appropriations Committee, & House Health & Government Operations Committee due Dec. 1, 2023 (Chapter 385, Acts of 2023).

Final Report to Governor, Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, Senate Finance Committee, House Appropriations Committee, & House Health & Government Operations Committee due Dec. 1, 2024 (Chapter 385, Acts of 2023).


On June 1, 2023, the Commission on Public Health was formed by the General Assembly (Chapter 385, Acts of 2023).

First, the Commission is to conduct an assessment of the foundational public health capabilities of the Maryland Department of Health and local health departments. Then, it will recommend how to improve the delivery of foundational public health services in Maryland.

To foster broad engagement and provide expertise for the Commission's work and recommendations, the Commission is to establish workgroups concerned with: Funding; Governance and Organizational Capabilities; Workforce; Data and Information Technology; and Communication and Public Engagement.

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