About the Health Department

Our Vision

A model community in which health equity and optimal wellness are accessible for all who live, work and visit Howard County

Our Mission

To Promote, Preserve and Protect the Health of All in Howard County

Our Core Values

LEADERSHIP
We advocate for and implement effective public health practices. We are a trusted source of health care and information.

HEALTH EQUITY
We address the social determinants of health to achieve the highest quality of life for all.

INNOVATION & EXCELLENCE
We foster innovation and seek excellence in every endeavor. 

COLLABORATION
We build and maintain partnerships to achieve common goals.

CULTURE OF RESPECT & CARING
We value and respect our staff and all those we serve. 

ADVOCACY
We inform, educate and empower to initiate change. 

PROFESSIONALISM
We foster mutual respect, transparency, and accountability.

INTEGRITY
We honor the public’s trust and pledge to maintain the highest standard of service.

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