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

 Worcester 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 Monday, 08 December 2014 14:18
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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

BALTIMORE – (March 18, 2015) – Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Van Mitchell announced the first meeting of the Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council today. Governor Larry Hogan established the Council and the separate Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force by Executive Order on February 24, 2015. Both groups will work and support efforts to address Maryland’s growing heroin and opioid crisis.
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Baltimore, MD (March 12, 2015) – March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of colorectal cancer. This type of cancer develops in the colon or the rectum and is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and in Maryland.  The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015, about 2,360 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in Maryland and 860 deaths will occur due to the disease.  
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Baltimore, MD (February 18, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) are seeking proposals for the development of Regional Partnerships for Health System Transformation in support of Maryland’s new all-payer model. A $400,000 award will be provided to up to five partnerships across the state to advance reforms to Maryland’s health care delivery system.
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