Baltimore County Health Coalition
Baltimore County Department of Health
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130
Phone: 410-887-BCHD (2243)
TTY users call via Maryland Relay
Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE
Baltimore County Health Officer, Baltimore County Coalition Chair
Laura Culbertson, R.N., MSN
Public Health Nurse Administrator, Coalition Point-of-Contact
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health. Regardless of age and body type, you can choose an activity that works for you. Use this month and the warmer weather to get a start.
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month - Ever heard of high blood pressure referred to as the silent killer? That’s because those who have it, can be symptom-free. Take steps now to know your blood pressure numbers and keep them in a healthy range.
The Baltimore County Health Coalition is working to achieve Maryland State Health Improvement process objectives and ensure that we have healthy people living, working, and playing in Baltimore County. As the Coalition continues to move forward with its initiatives, additional information will be posted to this website.
The Baltimore County Local Health Improvement Process explains the indicators that the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reports for Baltimore County. In addition to its data being used for planning purposes, it offers a variety of health resources for the public.
The Coalition is working to reduce the following:
- Low birth weight and very low birth weight
- Proportion of young children and adolescents who are obese
- Tobacco use by adults*
- Proportion of youths who use any kind of tobacco product*
*These priorities are being addressed by the Baltimore County Tobacco Coalition.
Baltimore County has some notable health strengths (PDF) and other areas where an investment in targeted action could pay dividends over the upcoming years. Review the Baltimore County Health Local Coalition Baltimore County Health Local Coalition Action Plan (PDF) and Year-One Progress Report (PDF).
Public Health Core Function and Ten Essential Services
- The core functions (PDF) of assessment, policy development and assurance of services provide the framework for all activities in public health.
Revised May 11, 2015