​Wellness and Prevention Workgroup

Current Project:  Healthiest Maryland


Healthiest Maryland is a statewide movement to create a culture of wellness-an environment that makes the healthiest choice easy. The three components of Healthiest Maryland are: Healthiest Maryland Businesses, Healthiest Maryland Communities, and Healthiest Maryland Schools. Each component includes a peer-to-peer recruitment campaign to engage leadership to complete an organizational self-assessment, and to publicly declare a commitment to implement policies as the cornerstones of the Healthiest Maryland initiative. Healthiest Maryland offers tools and programs to help design a plan that is right for each organization, as well as promotes policy and environmental changes that create a healthy Maryland.  This movement is part of the national Million Hearts campaign.


Past Meetings and Materials

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 9:00 - 10:00 AM, Conference call 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Conference call 

  • Agenda

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 4:00 - 4:30 PM, Conference call 


September 7, 2011 Conference call only


Friday, May 6, 2011


Friday, November 19, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Healthiest Maryland Business Launch - Bethesda, MD


Friday, August 20, 2010 Healthiest Maryland Business Launch - Salisbury, MD


Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Healthiest Maryland Business Launch - Baltimore City


Monday, May 17, 2010


Thursday, February 8, 2010


Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Monday, March 2, 2009


Friday, January 30, 2009


Wellness and Prevention Workgroup

Relevant Links

Note: Linked materials in this section are relevant to quality and cost, but their inclusion is not intended as an endorsement by the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council.

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Wellness and Prevention Workgroup Staff

Blair Ennis, JD, MA
Office of Chronic Disease Prevention, DHMH

Wellness and Prevention Workgroup Members

Workgroup Chairperson

Christine R. Wray
President, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
Senior Vice President, MedStar Health

Council Members

Jill A. Berger, MAS
Vice President, Health and Welfare Plans for Marriott International

James S. Chesley, Jr., MD 
Practicing Gastroenterologist

Roger Merrill, MD 
Chief Medical Officer, Perdue Farms Incorporated

Peggy O'Kane, MHS
President, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland
Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Jon Shematek, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CareFirst Blue Cross