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June 3, 2003

Contact: Patricia Adams

State Senator Richard F. Colburn Appointed to Governor's Wellmobile Advisory Board

Baltimore, Md. – The Honorable Thomas V. "Mike" Miller, Jr., President of the Maryland Senate, recently appointed Sen. Richard F. Colburn to the Governor's Wellmobile Advisory Board - the only senatorial appointment on the nine-member Board. The purpose of the Advisory Board, which meets four times a year, is to assist the University of Maryland School of Nursing in overseeing and raising funds for the Governor's Wellmobile Program. Sen. Colburn serves District 37 on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where the Wellmobile Program serves a large population of citizens. In addition, Sen. Colburn serves on the Senate's Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, which deals with health related issues, including the Wellmobile Program. Sen. Colburn will bring leadership and expertise to the Board as the Wellmobile Program continues to grow.

The Governor's Wellmobile Program, established in 1994 as a partnership among the public, private and philanthropic sectors, operates four full-service mobile health clinics across the state of Maryland. Operated by the University of Maryland School of Nursing and staffed by its nurse practitioner faculty and students, the Wellmobiles offer regular, continuing health care for underserved and uninsured children and adults throughout Maryland.

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