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3/31: Conversation with MA Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Marylou Sudders, MSW, ACSW, serves as the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and holds both a bachelor’s degree with honors and a master’s degree in social work from Boston University. Sudders oversees 12 agencies and the MassHealth program. Her work at HHS covers a wide range of issues, including: health coverage, child welfare, community-based services, and public health matters like the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 public health crisis.

In March 2020, Governor Baker appointed Secretary Sudders to head the COVID-19 Response Command Center, which leads a statewide response to the pandemic.

This event will give BU alumni the chance to hear directly from Secretary Sudders on various current events including: COVID-19 testing and treatment, the current vaccine rollout, collaboration with Federal and State partners, promoting telehealth through new legislation, how community-based services have evolved over the pandemic, and more.

The conversation will be facilitated by Karen Holmes-Ward (COM), WCVB Director of Public Affairs, Community Services & Host of ‘CityLine.’

Learn more and register below.