Tri County Health Improvement Planning (T-CHIP) PDF Print E-mail
The Tri-County Health Planning Board provides input into the development of statewide health planning documents and uses the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) and individual county community health assessments and health improvement plans to identify the Tri-County Health Improvement Plan (T-CHIP).


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


Mission: 

To improve the health of residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties; increase accessibility, continuity, availability of quality of health services; optimize cost-effectiveness of providing health services and prevent unnecessary duplication of health resources. It is the Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC) representing the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. 

The Tri-County Health Planning Board provides input into the development of statewide health planning documents. It uses the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) and individual county community health assessments and health improvement plans to identify the Tri-County Health Improvement Plan (T-CHIP).


Meetings:

Routinely meets the last Wednesday of the months of January, May and October from 9-11 a.m. rotating between the three counties. For information call 410-632-1100 and ask for the Planning Program. The next meetings will be:
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Somerset County.
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Worcester County.
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Wicomico County.
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2013 in Somerset County. 

All meetings are open to the public. 

The 2nd Annual Statewide Health Improvement Process meeting is Wednesday, Septebmer 11, 2013. For more information monitor the SHIP website at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/ship/SitePages/Home.aspx.

Tri County Coalition member listing is available here: Board Member Listing

 

Resources:

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 Cindy Abbott for Somerset, Brenda Williams for Wicomico and Jane Apson for Worcester. 

Reports:

 

Meeting Minutes:

Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 12:57
 

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