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St. Mary’s County Branch

Mel Boxwell, Certified Nutritional Counselor

HEALTH Committee Chair

The Health Committee mission is to eliminate racial and ethnic inequities that exist within our healthcare system. These systems continue to undermine communities of color, their life opportunities and ability to contribute fully to the common good. Our focus is on the rights of African-Americans, people of color and other marginalized groups enabling them to have optimal health outcomes and access to timely, quality, affordable health care.

African-Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence and mortality rates from chronic diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Additionally, issues like HIV/AIDS continue to overwhelm the Black community. We strive to bring awareness, education and quality information to our communities. The Health Committee provides a number of events, education, workshops and training to inform the public so they can make well informed decisions about their own and family healthcare needs.  

Meetings held the second Tuesday of the month
Via Web-based meeting
7:00pm - 8:00pm (Unless otherwise specified)

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