Health Care Coalition

Our Guiding Principles

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.

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Who We Are

The Frederick County Health Care Coalition (Coalition) is a nonprofit organization created in 2006 that manages the county's Local Health Improvement Process (LHIP) in close collaboration with the Frederick County Health Department, Frederick Health, and many community partners. 

We believe that diverse groups of community members and partners, each with unique perspectives, experiences, and resources, are best able to come together to successfully strengthen the foundations of community health for everyone. Our work focuses on building health equity and reducing health disparities in the county. 

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. More than 200 partners that have participated to have a collective impact on health in Frederick County. 

The 2022-2025 health improvement priorities areas are:

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

More information on the LHIP Process and these 3 Health Priorities may be found in the 2022-2025 Local Health Improvement Priorities Announcement presentation slides.

LHIP Workgroups have been formed for each of these 3 priority areas, and each Workgroup continues to welcome the participation of new community members or partners at any time. To join a Workgroup, fill out the LHIP Workgroup Interest Form or learn more on the "Join a Workgroup" TAB on the left.