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Planning, Quality and Core Services

altProgram Structure

The Planning, Quality, and Core Service Program ensures the health department accomplishes its mission by providing support in needs assessment, program planning, program monitoring and tracking, and improving the quality of health services. The program divides its work into the following functional units: Planning, Quality & Accreditation, Local Behavioral Health Authority, and Local Management Board.

 

Planning: tracks community health needs, organizes strategic planning, coordinates grant activities, protects patient rights through Institutional Review Board activities, and participates in a variety of health planning committees and councils.

The Worcester County Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) are developed by Worcester County Health Department with the assistance and advice of the Worcester County Local Health Improvement Coalition, partner organizations, and community members.

Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) are part of an ongoing broader community health improvement process which provides a framework 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 Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC), partner organizations, and community members. The Worcester County LHIC is part of the Maryland State Health Improvement Process (SHIP). Worcester County LHIC membership is open to public. 

For information call 410-632-1100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Community Data: The Planning and Quality Program produces data reports on the health needs of Worcester County. These reports are available for download on this website.

2017 Community Health Assessment

2017 Community Health Improvement Plan

2019 Worcester County, MD Heroin/Opioid Community Response Plan

2018 Worcester County Health Department Annual Report

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Worcester County Network of Care 

 

Quality & Accreditation: establishes and maintains agency accreditation, coordinates and facilitates quality improvement activities, provides staff training, and develops and maintains agency dashboard measures.alt

  • The Joint Commission: Worcester County Health Department’s behavioral program is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, which requires strict adherence to the highest standards of quality and safety in patient care.


  • Public Health Accreditation Board: As of 2014, Worcester County Health Department has received additional accreditation, with a primary focus on the provision of top quality core public health services, under the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). alt

 

 

 

 

Worcester County Local Behavioral Health Authority (formerly Core Service Agency): serves as the local behavioral health authority responsible for the planning and monitoring of mental health and substance abuse programming.

 

Local Management Board: brings together existing resources at the local level and uses them in innovative ways; ensures implementation of localized, inter-agency service delivery systems for children, youth, and families through a partnership with the Government Office of Children.

 

 

Worcester County Health Department

Worcester County Health Planning Advisory Council /

Local Health Improvement Coalition

2020 Meeting Schedule

The Worcester County Health Planning Advisory Council / Local Health Improvement Coalition typically meets every other month on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the Worcester County Health Dept., 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, Maryland in Rooms 165/166.

 

Date

Time

Location

Thursday, February 20, 2020

8:30 a.m.

Worcester County Health Department

See address highlighted above

April 6,  2020

Public Health Week

To Be Determined

 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

8:30 a.m.

Worcester County Health Department

See address highlighted above

Thursday, August 20, 2020

8:30 a.m.

Worcester County Health Department

See address highlighted above

Thursday, October 15, 2020

8:30 a.m.

Worcester County Health Department

See address highlighted above

Thursday, December 17, 2020

8:30 a.m.

Worcester County Health Department

See address highlighted above

 

2020 Tri County Health Planning Board Meeting

The Tri County Health Planning Board meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.  Please note that the meeting locations change.

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

9:00 a.m.

Somerset County Health Department

8928 Sign Post Rd. Westover, MD

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

9:00 a.m.

Worcester County Health Department

6040 Public Landing Rd. Snow Hill, MD

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

9:00 a.m.

Wicomico County Health Department

108 East Main St. Salisbury, MD

 

 

 

 

 

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