Health Department Annual Report 2017


I am pleased to present the 2017 Howard County Health Department Annual Report.  Each section provides a snapshot of programs and activities from our bureaus during fiscal year 2017. We strive to create a County in which healthy lifestyles are accessible and achievable for all who live, work, and visit Howard County.  These efforts are supported through evidence-based programs, a dedicated workforce, and strong collaborative partnerships. Together, we will ensure that Howard County continues to be amongst the healthiest counties in the nation.


Health Officer Dr. Maura Rossman

Maura J. Rossman, M.D.
Howard County Health Officer

Annual Report 2017
 2017 Annual Report

Click on the above to read the report (.pdf).


Howard County Health Assessment Survey

The Howard County Health Assessment Survey is the most in-depth survey ever to examine the health and health needs of Howard County residents.  In 2016, surveyors spoke with over 2,000 residents by telephone, in both English and Spanish.  Questions were asked about diet, exercise, access to care, health care coverage, chronic disease, behavioral health and addictions.  Results from the Survey may be found at .  To view information about the Community Health Needs Assessment, click here.

The Survey is back again in 2018.  Calls will come from 410-313-8255/Howard Health.  Please be sure to answer the call and help shape the future of health in Howard County.

Picture of cell phone that indicates Howard Health and 410-313-8255, to answer the call
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2016