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.


Tri-County Health Planning Board: Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester counties

The Planning Board has been providing input into the development of local (lower shore) and statewide health planning documents since 1993. As a part of state wide health improvement process the planning board also developed Tri-County Health Improvement Plan (T-CHIP) by identifying top two health priorities common to all three counties.

The Board usually meets the last Wednesday of the months of January, May and October rotating between the three counties. For information call 410-632-1100 and ask for the Planning Program. All meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Minutes:


To join the tri-county obesity or diabetes advisory groups or a county group with a focus on another specific disease or condition, or for other questions, contact Matey Barker for Somerset, Brenda Williams for Wicomico and Jennifer LaMade  for Worcester.
For a listing of members of the individual county boards, health department staffs, regional interested parties, please click: Listing of Planning Board Members

Resources & Publications:
For more information about the State Health Improvement Process (SHIP): http://dhmh.maryland.gov/ship
Maryland Community Health Resource Commission List of Grantees, February 2013
Tri County Report on Implementation of Health Improvement Plan, November 28, 2012
Tri County Health Improvement Plan, Feb. 29, 2012
Local Health Improvement Council Priorities Spreadsheet
Charts of Selected Black vs. White Chronic Disease SHIP Metrics (Eastern Maryland)
2009 Tri-County Community Health Assessment
County Health Ranking

 

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WCHD News

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Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body.

 

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(Snow Hill, MD)-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) and the Maryland Department of Health celebrated this year’s 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business (HMB) awardees at the 9th Annual Maryland in the Workplace Health and Wellness Symposium earlier this month. HMB is a statewide movement to create a culture of wellness at work that makes the healthiest choice the easiest choice. Atlantic General Hospital received the Gold 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business Award for the third consecutive year while Taylor Bank was awarded the Silver 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business Award for their second consecutive year.

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The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Control Center, in partnership with the CDC, is recommending that clinicians maintain a high index of suspicion for vitamin K-dependent antagonist coagulopathy in patients with a history or suspicion of using synthetic cannabinoids. Patients may present with clinical signs of coagulopathy, bleeding unrelated to an injury, or bleeding without another explanation.

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Crystal Bell will participate in "Walkable Communities" training program.


Snow Hill, MD - America Walks, a national advocacy organization working to empower communities to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk, announced today that they are awarding Crystal Bell, of Worcester County Health Department, a Walking College Fellowship as part of the 2018 program. The Fellowship will enable Bell and other advocates from around the country to participate in a five-month training program designed to strengthen local efforts to make communities more walkable and livable.

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Cases are on the Rise—Effects can be Harmful and Deadly

Baltimore, MD (April 17, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. 

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