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
altThe 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, 24 May 2016 15:16
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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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First Maryland case of West Nile Virus in 2016 is confirmed. Residents urged to take basic steps to reduce risk from mosquito-borne disease.
 
Baltimore, MD (August 22, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is announcing the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Maryland this year. The patient, an adult who lives in Western Maryland, survived the infection.
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DHMH recognizes World Hepatitis Day. Hepatitis C (HCV) medications now available for specific clients.
 
BALTIMORE, MD (July 28, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA), and the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) join the nation in the observance of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, 2016.  At this time, DHMH is proud to formally announce the expansion of the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) formulary to include medications for hepatitis C. This action allows MADAP clients access to treatments known to cure hepatitis C in as little as 12-24 weeks. Hepatitis C medications added to the formulary in April 2016 include: 
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Dept. launches Winnable Battles, refines focus on 6 areas for Marylanders. Aligns with broader CDC campaign, seeks improved health indicators in a year.
 
Baltimore, MD (July 14, 2016) – Today the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene launched Winnable Battles, a statewide effort to address emerging public health challenges. The effort also capitalizes upon organizational opportunities for department employees to contribute to a focus area tied to their interests.  
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