Health

Legalizing Aid in Dying in Maryland Presentation on Video

Four states in the US have legalized Death with Dignity, also known as Aid in Dying. Many other states in the US and other countries are debating this matter in their legislatures. Through the advocacy of a small group of volunteers and the national office of Compassion and Choices, DwD/AID is slowly moving towards an active campaign to bring the law to Maryland.

Defend Children’s Health at the Maryland Mama Summit and Lobby Day – March 19, Annapolis, MD

Thursday, March 19, 9 :00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Maryland State Capitol
100 State Circle, Annapolis

The Mama Summit in Maryland is a chance for caring moms, dads, grandparents, and kids from across the state to show united support for children’s health. Together we will faithfully demand action to protect the air our children breathe and call for action on climate change.

Mental Health First Aid For Montgomery County’s Faith Community – March 7, Rockville, MD

Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m|
Mental Health Association (Conference Room)
1000 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20851
Space is VERY limited, so please register early.
Lunch will be served.
Are you prepared to help a member of your congregation who you suspect is dealing with a mental health crisis? If you thought someone was depressed, what would you say to reach out? Mental Health First Aid can assist you in feeling prepared to reach out to someone dealing with a mental health issue.

Engaging Community in Preparing for the Public Health Impacts of Climate Change – March 8, UU Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA

Sunday, Mar. 8, 12:30 p.m.
Chapel. UU Congregation of Fairfax
2709 Hunter Mill Road in Oakton, VA 22124

The program will be an intimate description of Fairfax County’s public health infrastructure and budget, current demographic challenges and the science surrounding environmental threats, opening to discussion about the growing roles of religious communities in supporting the community’s public health competencies.