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TV Show Highlights Black History Month, Snow Removal and Heart Healthy Tips

The February edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” highlights the following topics:

Winter Storm Operations – Get the perspective from behind the plow from two of Baltimore County’s Snowfighters.

Black History Month Museum Tour – Join us for a video tour of the Diggs-Johnson Museum and learn about their educational programs.

Heart Healthy Tips – Baltimore County’s top doc, Director of Health and Human Services, Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., offers sound advice on preventing and treating heart disease.   

To view streaming video of the show, go to the Hello Baltimore County page at http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/videogallery/hello%20baltimore%20county.

In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.

Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.

Thursdays: 1 p.m., 8 p.m.

Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.


Parternerships for PetsGregory Wm. Branch, MD, MBA, CPE
Director, Health and Human Services | Health Officer

On Friday, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that the County will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) soliciting non-profit organizations to provide animal sheltering services for dogs and cats on a long-term basis. 

It makes perfect sense for the County to take a fresh, creative approach to solving problems associated with animal care by establishing public-private partnerships with non-profit organizations that provide animal sheltering and adoption services.

Organizations would receive grant funding to offset a portion of the cost of the services and the balance of the cost would be covered by fees, sales, and other revenues from fund raising events, charitable contributions, interest earnings and endowments.  The County would continue to run its own shelter, focusing on public health concerns such as rabies and cases of animal cruelty.

Public-private partnerships are agreements between private organizations and government agencies for the provision of services to the community. These partnerships cut costs, support local businesses, increase public satisfaction, and when it comes to animal care, they save lives.  

Baltimore County has been studying this issue for more than a year, and this kind of private-public partnership is a blueprint for success in addressing our animal care needs.  It will allow non-profits to do what they do best – providing long-term care and adoption services – while the County continues to focus on the public health issues associated with animal care.

The RFP will be formally posted online this week on the County website. 


 
 

Revised April 6, 2016