Local Health Improvement Process

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

The Frederick County Health Care Coalition (FCHCC), in close collaboration with the Frederick County Health Department and Frederick Health, reassess the health of our community every three years. The result of this Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is the development of an updated Local Health Improvement Plan (LHIP). This plan, more than just a document, provides a framework for accountability, local action, and public engagement to advance the health of Frederick County residents. The health and wellness of all of our residents is the foundation for a thriving and resilient community and economy. Through the LHIP, Frederick County supports the attainment of goals of Maryland's Statewide Integrated Health Improvement Strategy.

Community Health Needs Assessment Reports for the current and past 3-year cycles may be found here.

2022-2025 Priorities and Workgroups 

The Frederick County Health Care Coalition, Frederick County Health Department, and Frederick Health recently announced the 2022-2025 local health improvement priorities for Frederick County for the next 3-year cycle:  

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Adolescents
  • Diabetes, Type 2
  • Mental Health

You may view the recording of the 2/9/22 Announcement to learn more about the local health improvement process and the selected priorities here.  The presentation slides are available here

“We are excited to share the public health priorities for Frederick County for the next three years. Focusing on these priorities together helps build the foundation for the health of our community. We invite continued participation and engagement in this building process,” said executive director Malcolm Furgol.

These priorities were selected by the Health Care Coalition board of directors through a robust assessment process and with considerable community input. The next step in building community health involves bringing together members of the public and community partners to form Local Health Improvement Planning Workgroups, where ideas are turned into action.

Join a Workgroup! We invite all interested members of the public and community partners to participate in these new Workgroups! We believe that diverse groups of community members, each with unique perspectives and experiences, are best able to come together and successfully strengthen the foundations of community health. Would you like to work alongside other community members with similar interests? Are you passionate about community health and health equity?  Fill out the LHIP Interest Form below to be invited by email to the next Workgroup meeting!

Questions?  Please reach out to Malcolm Furgol, FCHCC Executive Director or Colleen Swank, FCHCC Coordinator. 

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Adolescents Workgroup 

Logic Model 

Action Plan & Slide Presentation

Monthly Meetings are every 3rd Monday of the month, 12pm to 1:30pm

Work Group Lead: Pilar Olivo

Diabetes

Diabetes (Type 2) Workgroup

Logic Model

Action Plan & Slide Presentation

Monthly Meetings are every 4th Friday of the month, 1pm to 2:30pm

    Workgroup Co-Leads: Sara Littleton and Crissy Barry


Mental Health

Mental Health Workgroup

Logic Model

Action Plan & Slide Presentation

Monthly Meetings are every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 2:30pm

Work Group Lead: Andrea Walker


The Frederick County Health Care Coalition is comprised of a broad representation of community members and organizations from diverse sectors that work together to build a strong foundation of community health. To learn more, visit the HCC webpage