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Steering Committee


B'more for Healthy Babies' (BHB) Steering Committee members act as ambassadors for BHB within their organizations and Baltimore City government and with local, state, and national partners. They work to mobilize resources and support for the CIT in implementing BHB’s strategic plan. They use their influence to advocate for population-based approaches to health and wellness for Baltimore City’s families.

How It Works

The Steering Committee meets quarterly and is co-chaired by the Baltimore City Health Department’s Commissioner of Health and the Senior Vice President of Clinical Programs and Chief of Staff for Mercy Health Services.

What It is Doing 

Their ongoing work includes:

  • Mobilizing resources including funding, staffing, and in-kind donations to ensure that the CIT and CAB have what is needed to implement the BHB strategic plan effectively

  • Ensuring that BHB’s communications campaign messages are incorporated into their organizations’ in-service staff training activities

  • Advocating for citywide implementation of strategies and programs developed through BHB

  • Monitoring the performance of the overall BHB strategy

Who is at the Table

The steering committee is comprised of representatives from the following agencies and entities:

Baltimore City Health Department • Family League of Baltimore • HealthCare Access Maryland • Maryland Department of Health • Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success • Baltimore City Department of Social Services • Baltimore City Public Schools • Behavioral Health System Baltimore  • Maryland Family Network • University of Maryland School of Social Work • Morgan State University  Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine • Mercy Health Services  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield  • Baltimore’s Promise  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation • United Way of Central Maryland  • March of Dimes  • Abell Foundation  • Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund  • Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

How to Get in Touch

Rebecca Dineen

Assistant Commissioner, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Baltimore City Health Department

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