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The Planning, Quality and Core Services Division's mission is to keep the health department on top of health needs of the whole county and its visitors.  The program divides its work into the following units:  Planning, Quality Information Services, Core Services Agency and Special Projects.


Planning - tracking the community health need, strategic planning, grant coordination, Public Health student activities, assuring Institution Review Board activities to protect patient rights, writing planning documents, Health Planning Advisory Council.  

WCHD's behavioral health programs are fully accredited by The JointCommission, which requires the monitoring of quality appropriatesness, safety, training and other aspects of patient care. 

Quality Information Systems
- accreditation, coordination, quality improvement coordination, agency dashboard development, health information reporting, support for health publications and media production.
  • Core Service Agency - serves as the local beahvioral healht authority responsble for the planning and monitoring of mental health and substance abuse.
  • Special Projects.
Community Health Data
Worcester County Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Tri-County Health Improvement Plan (T-CHIP)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:53


April 15, the Commissioners joined representatives of The CRICKET Center of Berlin, an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance, to recognize April as National Child Abuse Awareness Month and to encourage the public to participate in two upcoming events, with proceeds to benefit the CRICKET Center, Worcester County’s Child Advocacy Center (CAC), in the fight to support children and families.



Snow Hill, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department will celebrate National Public Health Week 2014 by hosting its 5th Annual Public Health Conference for invited community partners on Wednesday, April 16 at the Carousel Hotel in Ocean City.



Snow Hill, Md. – Open enrollment for qualified health plans through Maryland Health Connection ends March 31, 2014. This is the last chance for consumers to get health insurance through the state's marketplace until the next open enrollment period. Qualified health plan applications submitted by March 31, 2014 will have coverage effective May 1, 2014.


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