Local Health Improvement Process

Frederick County Local Health Improvement Process - Turning Priorities Into Action! 

A Local Health Improvement Plan (LHIP) is more than just a document. It provides a framework for accountability, local action, and public engagement to advance the health of Frederick County residents. A positive health status provides the foundation for a thriving community and economy. Through the LHIP, Frederick County will support the attainment of goals of Maryland's State Health Improvement Plan.

After releasing the 2016 Frederick County Health Assessment (CHA), a Priority Setting Summit was held on September 13, 2016. Community members and partners came together to review local data. The group of 100+ people brainstormed potential priorities for local health improvement and then voted for their top priorities to focus on for the next three years. The three priorities identified are listed below.

Two Children standing. Text says Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Current Action Plan

Monthly Meetings 
(First Thursday)
2-3 pm

Work Group Lead
Malcolm Furgol
mfurgol@uwfrederick.org

Woman holding her head in her hands. Text says Behavioral health.

Behavioral Health
Current Action Plan

Monthly meetings
(First Friday)
9-11am

Work Group Leads
Suzi Borg
Peter Brehm
Melinda Hite
Cynthia Terl
lhipbh2017.2020@gmail.com

Elderly man. Text says Senior Health.

Senior Health
Current Action Plan

Monthly meetings
(Second Wednesday)
2-3:30pm

Work Group Lead
Thea Ruff
DeptofAging@frederickcountymd.gov

Meeting Location

LOCATION CHANGE: The Thursday, June 7th ACEs Work Group will take place at the C. Burr Artz Library in the Community Room from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

All monthly Work Group Meetings are held at:

Mental Health Association of Frederick County
226 Jefferson St
Frederick, MD


Please enter through the George Shields Community Services Entrance (to the left as you face the building).

If you are interested in joining one of the work groups, please email the work group lead(s) and CC Lori Dembeck at ldembeck@frederickcountymd.gov.