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 were identified and developed into 3 Work Groups.

Health Care Coalition

Coalition Work Groups

Our Work Groups address each of our current top 3 health improvement priorities: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Behavioral Health, and Chronic Health. We value community engagement in these groups! Please check out the information below to see where you may want to get involved.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Our current Action Plan

Monthly meetings 
(Every 3rd Monday)
12 noon to 1:30 pm

Work Group Lead:
Pilar Olivo

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

Behavioral Health
Our current Action Plan

Monthly meetings

Work Group Lead:
Diana Fulchiron

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Chronic Health
Our current Action Plan

Monthly meetings
(Contact Lead for schedule)

Work Group Leads:

                 Lead, Heather Kirby                     Co-Lead, Diane Tomasky

To learn more or to join a Work Group, please email the Work Group Lead.

Due to COVID19 safety precautions, Work Group meetings are currently held on a virtual platform.