Planning

This section includes information about the county and region's health improvement planning efforts. You will find reports and information about the Community Health Improvement Plan Process for Worcester County as well as informatoin about the Tri County (Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester) Health Improvement  Planning. For more information about these efforts contact the health department at 410-632-1100 and ask to speak with the planning department. 




Worcester County Health Improvement Planning PDF Print E-mail

 altWorcester County health assessments and health improvement plans:

Community health assessment (CHA) and community health improvement plan (CHIP) are part of an ongoing broader community health improvement process which provides a frame work to improve the health of the communities.
The Worcester County CHA and CHIP are developed by Worcester County Health Department with the assistance and advice of the Worcester County Health Planning Advisory Council /Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC). The Worcester County LHIC is part of the Maryland State Health Improvement Process (SHIP).

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 12:56
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Tri County Health Improvement Planning (T-CHIP) PDF Print E-mail
The purpose of the Tri-County health planning board is to improve the health of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester county residents through increased accessibility, continuity, and availability of quality cost-effective health services.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 11:17
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State Health Improvement Planning (SHIP) PDF Print E-mail
  This section provides links to the state of Maryland's health improvement planning website and resources.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 09:27
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WCHD News

Maryland announces first confirmed case of Zika virus infection. Resident’s infection was confirmed through a blood test.
 
Baltimore, MD (February 11, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is announcing its first confirmed case of a Marylander being infected with the Zika virus. The mosquito-borne virus has caused the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue travel warnings for pregnant women. 
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Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council to meet Thursday. Governmental task force is part of Governor Hogan’s push against overdoses.
 
Baltimore, MD (February 8, 2016) – Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Van Mitchell announced the Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council’s first meeting of 2016 today. The meeting will occur on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Senate Finance Committee Hearing Room, at 3 East Miller Street, Annapolis, MD.
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Health and Mental Hygiene working with CDC to monitor Zika activity, coordinate testing.
 
Baltimore, MD (February 5, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been monitoring the activity and transmission of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus that has caused the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue travel warnings for pregnant women. 
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