Community Services – Community Planning
The Carroll County Health Department meets with many community partners to identify health needs in our community. Together, we work to keep Carroll County residents healthy and safe. Below is a list of groups that meet to discuss community health planning.
Behavioral Health and Addictions Coordinating Council (BHAC)
The Behavioral Health and Addictions Coordination Council is an advisory board appointed by the Carroll County Commissioners to develop strategic plans for substance abuse, mental health, and criminal justice issues in Carroll County.
The Cancer Coalition, a community group that oversees community outreach and education on cancer, now meets as part of the Local Health Improvement Coalition. This group is open to the public. Call 410-876-4443 for more information about the Cancer Coalition.
Child Fatality Review Board
The Child Fatality Review Board is an interagency board that reviews child deaths (ages 0-18 years) occurring in Carroll County. They recommend system changes to improve child health and safety. Call 410-876-4925 for more information.
Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Board
The Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Board is an interagency board that reviews fetal and infant deaths occurring in Carroll County. They recommend system changes to improve infant health and safety. Call 410-876-4925 for more information.
The Health Department’s Health Planning efforts include agency-wide strategic planning, quality improvement, and performance management. We also review health data from a wide variety of sources, and use it to identify health trends and plan initiatives. We create a local public health plan for Carroll County using community needs assessment data and State Health Improvement measurements specific to Carroll County. Call 410-876-4924 or visit our Health Planning and Data page to see our Annual Report and other resources. Click on this link for more information about state and local health planning, including the Local Health Improvement Coalition, or LHIC, a group open to the public that coordinates local health planning efforts. .
The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County
The Partnership is a non-profit organization created through a collaborative effort of the Carroll County Health Department and Carroll Hospital, A LifeBridge Health Center. The Partnership completes a regular community needs assessment, monitors community health data, and connects people and agencies from across the county to improve quality of life of Carroll County residents. Call 410-871-7645 or visit www.HealthyCarroll.org for more information.
Safe Kids Carroll County
Safe Kids Carroll County is a local chapter of (www.usa.safekids.org), which works to prevent child injuries. Staff from law enforcement, fire departments, health care, schools, local government, and the Health Department participate in the council. Call 410-876-4448 for more information and meeting dates.
School Health Council
The School Health Council meets every other month. Representatives of the Carroll County Health Department and Carroll County Public Schools discuss school health issues and related community resources. This group is open to the public. Call 410-876-4942 for more information and meeting times.
The Tobacco Coalition is made up of health professionals, students, and community members who work together to end the use of tobacco and nicotine in Carroll County through outreach, education, grant projects, monitoring of tobacco control laws, and other activities. This group is open to the public. Call 410-876-4443 for more information and meeting times.