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Release ID: 13-041
Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240.777.2528

For Immediate Release: 4/26/2013            Application Deadline: 5/17/2013

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Advisory Board for the Montgomery Cares Program

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the Advisory Board for the Montgomery Cares Program for the following positions: one representative of a hospital that participates in the program; two individuals with knowledge and experience with issues relating to healthcare for the uninsured; one member of the public; and one current or former recipient of services under the program. Three incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment.


Members of the Advisory Board for the Montgomery Cares Program are composed of 17 voting members and two ex officio members. Members include, but are not limited to, the County Health Officer, the Chief of the County’s Division of Behavioral Health and Crisis Services, and representatives of the Commission on Health, the County Medical Society, and the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Primary Care Coalition.


The Board’s mission is to guide the development of the Program to ensure steady and measurable growth in the number of uninsured County residents accessing high quality and efficient health care services including primary, specialty, dental and behavioral health care services. The Montgomery Cares Program provides quality primary health care, referrals to discounted outpatient specialty care, and limited prescription medications. The goals of the Program are to provide health care access and to improve health outcomes for low-income, uninsured and ethnically diverse County residents.


Members serve three year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are held at least 10 times per year on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM in Rockville. Members are required to file a limited public financial disclosure statement within 15 days of Council confirmation and each annual period thereafter.


Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. An application, consisting of a brief cover letter and resume, should be sent by mail to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD  20850, or by email to countyexecutive.boards@montgomerycountymd.gov. Home and employment addresses, as well as contact phone numbers and email addresses should be included. If appropriate, applicants should indicate the position for which they are applying. The deadline for application is May 17, 2013.


Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Leggett’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process.


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