Our Mission is to improve wellness and resiliency to equitably impact the lifelong health of all Frederick County residents. Our Vision is that our community is productive, resilient, and thriving because all people have a voice in their health and equitable access to the opportunities and resources necessary to prosper and to be physically and emotionally healthy. Our Purpose is to engage in non-legislative advocacy and in system integration and coordination.
The Frederick County Health Care Coalition is incorporated in Maryland and has a 501(c)(3) status.
The idea to form a coalition rose from the proceedings of the Frederick Health Summit [on Barriers to Access] held May 12, 2006. Over 100 diverse representatives from across the community who were impacted by and committed to acting on health access issues convened to examine and prioritize barriers to health care and to convert those barriers into goals and action plans. A summary of the proceedings was created and participants were invited to join a coalition in order to continue the collaborative process.
The first Frederick County Health Care Coalition meeting participants reviewed the prioritized goals from the Summit and formed work groups to target each area of concern which then led to the formation of committees focused on those same topics once the by-laws were passed.
1st Wednesday of each month, 11 am to 12 noon (To learn more, contact Malcolm Furgol.)
Refer to the Local Health Improvement Process page for more information on the process and our active Work Groups.
** Due to COVID19 safety precautions, meetings are currently held in a virtual format. **
Our partners include charitable and religious groups, business and corporate entities, state and local government organizations, health care providers, private and non-profit organizations, coalitions and citizen groups, and individuals. There are more than 200 partners that have participated in Coalition meetings. If you would like more information, contact Malcolm Furgol or complete our short Partnership Interest Form!
Coordinates work group activities, plans and schedules Coalition meetings, and serves as the focal point for all coalition and work group communications.
There are currently 3 Local Health Improvement Work Groups, each focused on the established priorities for local health improvement:
Refer to the Local Health Improvement Process web page for more information.
If you are a student looking to gain the experience and knowledge you'll need to take your career a step further, Frederick County Health Care Coalition has an exciting internship option for you. Our internship presents a unique opportunity to be given real responsibility from start to finish in a professional office environment. We are seeking talented interns who want to learn new skills and aren't afraid to tackle big projects. Internships are open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a two- or four-year college or university.
To apply for a position with Frederick County Health Care Coalition, please send your resume, cover letter and any other required documents via email to Malcolm Furgol. Be sure to include “FCHCC Internship” in the subject line of any correspondence.
TIMELINE AND COMMITMENT
Late-August through Mid-December
Mid-January through Early-May
Mid-May through Mid-August
The Frederick County Health Care Coalition internship calendar typically follows the academic calendar of local colleges and the public school system. Interns will be expected to complete on average 8-16 hours weekly (at least 120 total hours per semester). Internships are not paid; however, interns can receive college credit for their work and stipends may be available upon successful completion - depending on financial availability. Pre-approved parking and mileage expenses may be reimbursed for work associated with the internship.