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
Refer to the Local Health Improvement Process page for more information on our 3 Work Groups and their meeting schedules.
** Due to COVID19 safety precautions, meetings are currently held in a virtual format. **
Membership is open to 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 persons who have participated in Coalition meetings and are considered members.
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.