Health Planning and Data
The Carroll County Health Department creates and maintains a variety of plans to ensure our services are meeting community needs and reducing gaps and barriers to our vision of a safe and healthy community for all. Our planning processes involve staff at all levels of the agency, representative of all four bureaus. We review local, state, and national data, work with community partners, ask for feedback from customers, and study best practices to create plans that help us address public health priorities in Carroll County.
The Health Department works closely with The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County, which leads Carroll County’s Community Health Needs Assessment. This extensive assessment includes individual community surveys, focus groups with target populations, and key informant interviews, as well as secondary data. This data is used to inform Carroll Hospital’s Community Benefit Plan and Carroll County’s Local Health Improvement Plan 2022.
There are many opportunities for people to get involved in local health planning efforts.
- The Local Health Improvement Coalition/Access to Health Leadership Team meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of January, April, July, and October, from 8:30 – 10:30 am.
- A community health planning group has been formed to help provide a diverse community perspective for local planning processes. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Maggie Kunz, Health Planner, at email@example.com or 410-876-4924.
- The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County has two leadership teams, the Advancing Health and Wellness Leadership Team and the Healthy Aging Leadership Team. Follow the links to learn more, or call Tasha Cramer at 410-871-6032.
Some additional sources of public health data include:
The Carroll County Health Department’s Annual Report describes each of our programs and their impact on the community. The last three reports are available below. Each covers a full state fiscal year, from July 1 – June 30. Our Annual Report for FY20 and FY21 covers two full fiscal years and includes both general services and CCHD’s COVID-19 response.