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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

2017 Full LHIC Quarterly Meeting Dates
April 27, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am (Potomac)
June 22, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am (Susquehanna)
September 28, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am (Susquehanna)

* Please note revised September date

Meetings will take place at the Howard County Health Department located at
8930 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia, MD 21045.


2017 Work Group Meetings

Access to Care Work Group: 
May 17, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am (Barton A&B)

Behavioral Health Work Group: 
May 18, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am (Barton A&B)

Healthy Aging Work Group Meeting
May 22, 2017 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm (Barton A)
  
Healthy Weight Work Group Meeting
May 25, 2016 8:30 am - 10:00 am (Barton A)
 
Inclement Weather Policy: 
In the event of inclement weather please note that the HCLHIC will not meet if the Howard County Government and/or the State of Maryland Government are closed. In the event that the Howard County Government and/or the State of Maryland Government have a delayed opening, meetings scheduled to begin prior to 10:00 a.m. will be cancelled. Meetings that were scheduled to begin after 10:00 a.m will be held as scheduled.
Minutes from the January 26, 2017 Full HCLHIC Meeting are available at www.hclhic.org/membership/meeting-portal. Please send any corrections or updates to kkesler@howardcountymd.gov by April 7, 2017.
Thank you to all who celebrated with us at the
National Public Health Week Expo at The Mall in Columbia!


 
On Saturday April 1, 2017, the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) participated in the Second Annual National Public Health Week Expo at The Mall in Columbia. Over 300 participants visited a wide variety of exhibits by the Howard County Health Department. Thank you to HCLHIC members, Journey to Better Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine Howard County General Hospital for participating.

Visitors to the HCLHIC table rolled dice to answer trivia questions pertaining to all four of the coalition's priority areas. Over 225 people visited the table and learned about how to connect with us!
 
HEALTHY AGING WORK GROUP UPDATES, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND MEMBER INITIATIVES
On Saturday March 25, 2017, Renee Bitner, Delegate and Jennifer Asher from the Healthy Aging Work Group represented the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) as an exhibitor during "THE CAREGIVING JOURNEY, A UNIVERSAL VOYAGE” conference. Over 75 individuals visited the table and received information on planning for the future, resources for healthy aging in Howard County and how to get involved with the coalition. Presentations from the conference are available online.  Click Here.
 
THANK YOU Renee and Jennifer!!
ACCESS TO CARE WORK GROUP UPDATES, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND MEMBER INITIATIVES
The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition is pleased to welcome the Howard County Office of Office on Veterans and Military Families to the coalition. Their service to those who have served in Howard County will help veterans and their families access a wide range of support, resources and opportunities available to them. Please join in sharing information on the 2017 Veterans Resource Fair on April 4, 2017. 
 
HEALTHY WEIGHT WORK GROUP UPDATES, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND MEMBER INITIATIVES
JOIN THE HEALTHY WEIGHT WORK GROUP AND WE PROMOTE HEALTH
IN HELPING HOWARD COUNTY REACH OUR GOAL OF
2,000,000 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MINUTES!

Get Active Howard County is a 10 week healthy lifestyle initiative with a calendar full of wellness activities, workshops, walks, nutrition education, health screenings & more.

It's not too late to join one of the Get Active Howard County teams! If you have a Fitbit, Join County Executive Alan Kittleman on the NEW Get Active Howard County Fitbit team: CLICK HERE to learn more about Get Active Howard County and sign up today!
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORK GROUP UPDATES, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND MEMBER INITIATIVES
Howard County Behavioral Health Integration Public Meetings
 
In March, Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman announced that the county will host a series of public meetings to discuss behavioral health integration options.

At each meeting, a work group comprised of members from the Howard County Health Department, the Mental Health Authority, the Board of Health, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Authority Board, the Mental Health Authority Board and various non-profit organizations which operate in Howard County, will explore ways to connect and integrate mental health and substance abuse services.

At the conclusion of the meetings, the workgroup will provide Kittleman with recommendations on an integration model appropriate for Howard County.

The remaining meeting dates are scheduled for:
  • Wednesday, April 5, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room in Ellicott City
  • Wednesday, April 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Health Department, 8930 Stanford Boulevard, Barton Room in Columbia
For questions or more information about the work group, please contact Carl DeLorenzo at 410-313-2172 or email cdelorenzo@howardcountymd.gov.

HCLHIC and HCLHIC Partner Events:


Have an event you want to share? Please contact Kelly Kesler at kkesler@howardcountymd.gov to share items that you would like to posted on the HCLHIC calendar
 
Click on the image below to see some of the HCLHIC Member events taking place this month.

 

 
Contact Us
Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition
lhic@howardcountymd.gov

Our mailing address is:
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045

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