The Bureau of Population Health'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.
This is accomplished this by:
Population Health Initiatives
An innovative county-wide, web-based initiative led by the Howard County Health Department aims to improve individual access to health-related social needs of community residents and directly connect them to existing support services and resources through County agencies, the CAREAPP Network Providers
CAREAPP is powered by Healthify, a web-based platform that features:
For more details, watch this CAREAPP video and visit the CAREAPP website at www.hccareapp.org
Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC)
The HCLHIC works to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities in Howard County. We have participants from several organizations who bring a variety of perspectives to our work. We also seek participation from individuals who have direct experience with health disparities issues. The mission and achievements of the HCLHIC are directly related to the participation and commitment from all the members in making all of our goals a reality. For more information, visit the HCLHIC website at www.hclhic.org
Journey to Better Health
Journey to Better Health (J2BH) is a health improvement initiative aimed at increasing the identification and management of chronic disease in Howard County residents by leveraging the existing relationship between residents and their places of worship. Operated by Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) with funding from the Howard County Health Department (HCHD), the J2BH program aims to:
For more details, watch this video
Community-based Program to Reduce Youth Tobacco Usage and
Sales of Tobacco Products
In an effort to prevent and reduce youth usage of tobacco products, the Howard County Health Department has implemented a multi-faceted community program that includes the following:
For more details visit www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Health/Health-Promotion/Tobacco-Sales-Enforcement
*** Due to COVID-19, the Health Department will not be participating in in-person community outreach events.*** We are happy to provide educational materials and virtual presentations to your organization. Our ability to honor your request is based on staffing and alignment with HCHD mission and vision. Please complete the Community Health Virtual Education Request Form and a Health Promotions staff member will contact you.
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