Bureau of Health Promotion

The Bureau of Health Promotion's goals are to implement wellness initiatives that reduce health risk factors, improve wellness and safety, and maintain a productive and active Howard County community and work force.

They accomplish this by:

  • Providing health education in Howard County communities, schools, worksites, and health care settings
  • Providing health information to the Howard County community about Health Department services and resources
  • Improving Howard County tobacco retailers’ awareness and compliance with Maryland tobacco laws
  • Partnering with community agencies to deliver effective health promotion and illness prevention services in Howard County

November is National Diabetes Month

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Cut Risk in Half | Proven Lifestyle Change Program | National Partnership Community-Based

Did You Know:  According to the 2016 Howard County Health Assessment, of the 2,000 Howard County residents surveyed 7% have diabetes and 7% are borderline diabetes.  

In US 84.1 million adults – more than 1 in 3 – have prediabetes, and 90% don’t know they have it.  
Serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes.  
Increases risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes?  Take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk test www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/
Learn practical, real-life changes that can reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes:


HCHD Participation in Your Health Event

Click HERE to complete a Health Outreach Request form!

Howard County Health Department (HCHD) is committed to helping educate the community we serve.  We proudly participate in a variety of local health fairs, educational series, and community events throughout the year.  

If you are interested in having the Howard County Health Department present at your next event, please complete this online Community Outreach Request form at least 30 days prior to the event date. Participation at your event is based on HCHD staff availability and alignment with HCHD mission and vision. 

Questions about our Community Outreach Event request process may be directed to askhealth@howardcountymd.gov 

Grant Hill, Former Phoenix Suns Basketball Player, Serves on President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition