For Immediate Release - May 18, 2012


BOSTON – Friday, May 18, 2012 – Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. JudyAnn Bigby and Department of Children and Families Commissioner Angelo McClain welcomed officials from the Kenyan government to the Massachusetts State House this week to discuss child welfare and health care cost containment efforts.

Patrick-Murray Administration Meets With Kenyan Delegation
Lieutenant Governor Murray greets visiting delegation from Kenya in the Governor’s Office at the Massachusetts State House. (Photo credit: Lauren Jones / Lt. Governor’s Office). View additional photos.

“I appreciated the opportunity to welcome the delegation from Kenya's government to the Massachusetts State House,” said Lieutenant Governor Murray. “We discussed a shared interest in the role government has in delivering critical services that support our children, families and communities.”

The delegation discussed the importance of local government and the delivery of government services with Lieutenant Governor Murray, a former mayor of Worcester. The delegation also discussed the Patrick-Murray Administration’s efforts to lower health care costs, as well as community-based resources for Massachusetts children, youth and families with DCF Commissioner  McClain.

Patrick-Murray Administration Meets With Kenyan Delegation
Secretary Bigby meets with a visiting delegation from Kenya (Photo credit: Paulette Song / Executive Office of Health and Human Services). View more photos.

"I’m proud to meet with these distinguished leaders from Kenya to discuss our efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of health care, and children’s health access from a global perspective,” said Secretary Bigby.

The meetings with the Patrick-Murray Administration were organized by Y.O.U., Inc., a Worcester-based child welfare and behavioral health advocacy organization. Y.O.U., Inc. offers a comprehensive continuum of human services to more than 8,000 children, adolescents, and families each year in central Massachusetts. They provide five distinct areas of service: Community-Based Services, Educational and Vocational Schools, Family Centers containing Licensed Mental Health and Substance Abuse Clinics, Residential Out of Home Services, and Family Networks. 


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