Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

Harford County Local Health Improvement Process

In 2011, Maryland launched the State Health Improvement Process (SHIP) to proritize Maryland’s health concerns. The goal of SHIP is to provide a framework for accountability, local action and public engagement to create and measure progress in Maryland’s health.  This initiative is implemented at the local level through Local Health Improvement Coalitions (LHICs).  The purpose of the LHIC is to improve the health of all residents with particular attention to health disparities.

Harford County Local Health Improvement Process (LHIP) centers around three health priorities for local action.   Workgroups and Local Health Action Plans have been established for each priority.


Obesity Prevention/ Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle Workgroup

Tobacco Use Prevention/ Tobacco Free Living Workgroup

Behavioral Health Workgroup

LHIC Meetings:

October 17, 2016 LHIC Meeting

October 13, 2015 LHIC Meeting 

October 20, 2014 LHIC Meeting

October 8, 2013 LHIC Meeting

October 4, 2012 LHIC Meeting

December 8, 2011 LHIC Meeting

Other Meetings:

November 2, 2011 Coalition Steering Committee Meeting

December 2012: Harford County’s Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan issued.

Archived Newsletters

March 2013

April 2013

July 2013

October 2013

January 2014

April 2014

July 2014

October 2014

January 2015

April 2015

August 2015

November 2015

Local Contact:  Susan Kelly, Health Officer, Harford County Health Department, 410-838-1500.