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    Frederick County Ranks 3rd Best in State for Health Behaviors

    The 2018 County Health Rankings Report was released today and shows that Frederick County ranks third best compared to other Maryland counties in several areas, such as health behaviors, length of life, and social & economic factors. Read on...
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    Open House!

    Join us on April 4th from 5-7pm to learn more about YOUR Local Health Department! Come for free health screenings and find out what services we provide. Read on...
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    Healthiest Maryland Businesses Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Wellness at Work Awards

    Healthiest Maryland Businesses, the state’s initiative to support healthy workplaces, is seeking applicants for the Wellness at Work Awards. Read on...
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  1. FCHD Mission and Vision
  1. Mission
    The mission of the Frederick County Health Department is to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Frederick County through programs to prevent disease and illness, promote wellness and safety and protect public health. 

    Frederick County leads as a community of health and wellness.

    Excellence - We strive to maintain the high quality of work as we continue to meet the standards by our accredited status.
    Integrity - We maintain consistency in what we say and what we do. We uphold ethical standards and maintain accountability to each other and the communities we serve.
    Making a Difference - We believe the department's actions should assist our communities in addressing underlying factors that affect good health.
    People - We value our employees as professional colleagues. We treat our customers, clients, partners, and those we serve with respect by listening, understanding, and responding to needs.
    QualityWe actively work to maintain and improve our culture of quality, seeking opportunities to improve our daily work and looking for creative solutions to the challenges that face us.
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