A model community in which health equity and optimal wellness are accessible for all who live, work and visit Howard County
To Promote, Preserve and Protect the Health of All in Howard County
We advocate for and implement effective public health practices. We are a trusted source of health care and information.
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.
We build and maintain partnerships to achieve common goals.
CULTURE OF RESPECT & CARING
We value and respect our staff and all those we serve.
We inform, educate and empower to initiate change.
We foster mutual respect, transparency, and accountability.
We honor the public’s trust and pledge to maintain the highest standard of service.
Maura J. Rossman, M.D.
Howard County Health Officer
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