Local Health Improvement Process

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

The Frederick County Health Care Coalition, 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


The Frederick County Health Care Coalition invites all Frederick County residents and partners to provide input on the current LHIP process that builds community health in Frederick County. On January 19, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, the Frederick County Health Care Coalition will host a dynamic virtual meeting to share recent findings on five health priorities and gather the public's ideas for building better community health. The five current health priorities include diabetes, adverse childhood experiences in adolescents, early prenatal care, mental health, and obesity in adults and adolescents. This event is free and everyone is invited. Please register HERE by Friday, January 14, 2022 at 12:00 noon.

We are encouraging our community partners to host post-event viewing parties using a recording of the Public Input Session. This allows a broader reach and more feedback from those unable to attend the Jan 19th Session, including those with work conflicts, lack of technology, etc. For more information about hosting a viewing party, click HERE. To sign up to host a viewing party during the period of Jan. 21-26, 2022, please click HERE. The deadline to signup is Tuesday, January 18, 2022, end of work day.


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

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 and select Our Partners and Governance

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

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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.