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Upcoming Full Coalition Meeting
January 18, 2024 9:00-11:00am* (New Time)

Email or call 410-313-6204 with questions.
2023 Howard County Health Department Annual Report
The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC) is pleased to share the 2023 Annual Report titled "Working with Partners to Meet People Where They Are: How the Howard County Health Department built connections to better serve the whole community."

This report highlights how we used strategic partnerships to better reach the diverse populations within our County as we work to achieve health equity and ensure optimal wellness are accessible for all who live, work and visit Howard County. It also highlights many LHIC members that have contributed to this important work. Thanks to our amazing LHIC members for working with us and we look forward to continuing the collaboration in 2024!

The 2023 Annual Report can be found at the top of the Reports & Data page or you can access it directly here.
The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is entering the next stage of the Building A Healthier Maryland (BAHM) process through the Public Health Systems Assessment.

The goal of the Public Health Systems Assessment is to gather information regarding the types of services your organization provides, the populations you serve, the health concerns you address, and your community building efforts. It is intended for organizations that could address BAHM priorities which may include (but are not limited to): Government, Coalitions, Community-Based Organizations, Business & Industry, Health Care, Education, and Faith-Based Organizations. Collectively, we can leverage and align resources to address the health and wellbeing of all Marylanders.

Coalition members are asked to have a representative complete the assessment survey on behalf of their organization by January 31, 2024. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center is pleased to offer childbirth and parent education programs including infant care, breastfeeding, new moms, and parents support groups, and pregnancy support.

Coalition members are asked to check out and share the class resources widely.

Coalition members are invited to join any of our six (6) Workgroups:

Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Group

Food Security Committee

Growing Healthy Families Workgroup

Health Literacy Advisory Committee

Healthy Minds & Suicide Prevention Coalition

Movement Group

Our Workgroups discuss collaborative initiatives to improve health outcomes among Howard County residents.

Email us at to join!