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.


The fourth Priority Setting Summit was held on January 15, 2019. Community members and partners came together to hear about the top 10 health issues in Frederick County based on current data. Subject Matter Experts gave presentations and the group of 120+ people completed a readiness assessment to help determine the top priorities for the next three years. These priorities are:

Two Children standing. Text says Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Current Action Plan

Monthly Meetings 
(Second Thursday)

Work Group Lead
Pilar Olivo

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

Behavioral Health
Current Action Plan

Monthly meetings
(Second Friday)

Work Group Lead
Diana Fulchiron d.fulchiron@frederickcountygives.org

Chronic Health
Chronic Health
Current Action Plan

Monthly meetings
(contact leads for date/time)

Work Group Leads

Heather Kirby (HKirby@fmh.org) and Diane Tomasky (DTOMASKY@fmh.org)

If you are interested in joining one of the work groups, please email the work group lead(s).

Meeting Location

ACEs and Behavioral Health 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).

For Chronic Health Work Group Meeting dates and locations, contact the work group leads.