Howard Co. Seeks Volunteers For Behavioral Health Advisory Board

Howard Co. Seeks Volunteers For Behavioral Health Advisory BoardHoward Co. Seeks Volunteers For Behavioral Health Advisory Board

HOWARD COUNTY, MD — Volunteers are being sought to serve on Howard County's local behavioral health advisory board. The deadline to apply is Feb. 14. Comprised of 28 members, the board must include 18 appointment members consisting of seven consumers, seven family members, two professional/provider/advocates, two at-large. The final 10 members are ex-officio and represent Howard County's department of social services, the public defender's office, department of community resources and services, State Attorney's Office, department of corrections, police department, Circuit Court of Howard County, department of juvenile services, parole and probation, and Howard County Public School System. "Our behavioral health board works with the county to ensure the health and safety of all our residents, including addressing mental health and substance misuse," said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball in a statement. "This board is integral to monitoring and managing behavioral health programs for our community, I encourage you to apply to our board if you're interested in creating a county with the best quality of life for all." Board members serve five-year terms and are responsible for the behavioral health interests of the people of Howard County. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be Howard County residents, 18 years of age or older, have an interest in behavioral health and be able to attend the board's meetings, held the second Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the administrative offices of the Howard County Health Department at 8930 Stanford Boulevard in Columbia. Applicants should send ...
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