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    Advisory Councils

    The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control provides staff support to three State Advisory Councils. All Council meetings are open to the public, in compliance with Maryland’s Open Meetings Act.​

    State Advisory Council on Health and​ Wellness

    The State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness took effect October 1, 2017. The Council  consists of 34 members appointed by the Secretary of Health. The Council provides guidance on Statewide chronic disease prevention and control, and the promotion of evidence-based programs for healthy lifestyles and the prevention, early detection and treatment of chronic disease. The Council has four standing committees: Arthritis, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke, and Physical Fitness. 

    Virginia I. Jones Alzeheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Council 

    This Council builds upon the work of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) Commission. Senate Bills 679 (2013), SB 549 (2016), and SB 522 (2019) authorize the Council.  Its charge includes improving and enhancing quality of life and support services, both in the home and community, for individuals and their families living with ADRD.

    Parkinson’s Disease Registry Advisory Committee ​

    The Parkinson’s Disease Registry Advisory Committee is newly-established to advise MDH on Parkinson’s Disease and the establishment of a state Parkinson’s Disease Registry. The Advisory Committee will determine the purpose of a Parkison’s Disease registry in Maryland, as well as the actions and resources necessary for MDH to build and maintain a registry.