Ensuring a healthy region for all residents and visitors involves planning and coordination across borders on issues from everyday wellness to emergency response. Engagement with land use, transportation, and environmental decision-makers is also critical since health is so closely tied with the communities in which people live.

COG's Health Program addresses these priorities through its support of the region’s Health Officials Committee and by developing relationships with regional programs that impact public health. The program focuses on tracking regional health trends, promoting health in all policy making, and responding to specific public health concerns and emerging issues—including preparing for and coordinating during health emergencies.

COG also continues its longtime sponsorship of regional workshops, conferences, and issue dialogues that bring together public health experts, elected officials, and business and community leaders to exchange information and cultivate a healthier region. 


News & Multimedia

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    Area health officials honor Dr. Ulder Tillman

    January 11, 2017

    Tillman, Montgomery County's Health Officer and chief of Public Health Services, passed away on January 3, 2017.

  • News

    Regional Commitment to Water Quality and Safety

    April 6, 2016

    The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has brought national attention to the problem of lead in drinking water. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments...

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    Heart of COG: Jennifer Schitter

    November 4, 2015

    Improving the region’s readiness and response to communicable diseases as well as addressing other public health concerns requires close coordination among area...

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