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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 7-1-1


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Air Quality Awareness

Air quality and health are directly related. See how you can help improve air quality.

Fall-Related Deaths

Reducing deaths related to falls through education and resources is an initiative for all ages.

Health Disparities

Disparities in health outcomes are a focus for the health coalition. Healthy People 2020 has a search tool that helps identify disparities. 


Knowing your blood pressure numbers is the first step in managing your health.

Low Birth Weight

Reducing low birth weight is an initiative that provides a multi-faceted approach to decreasing infant mortality in Baltimore County. The following information presents ways to promote the health of babies.


Physical Activity and Reducing Childhood Obesity

Reducing childhood obesity through increased physical activity is a way to improve the health of children in Baltimore County. Use the resources below to increase your family's physical activity and improve their health.

Quit Smoking Resources

Safe Infant Sleep

Infant deaths can be reduced by following safe infant sleep practices. View an informational video promoting these practices based on current research. 

Substance Use Overdose Deaths

Reducing the risk of overdose deaths by decreasing access to medications that could be abused is a way to prevent overdoses in Baltimore County.


Syphilis rates can be reduced by encouraging testing at every health encounter. Find free, fast and confidential testing near you.

Tobacco Use Prevention

  • Reducing tobacco use by adults and youth is a critical step in improving health. If you are looking for support while you stop smoking, sign up to receive free text messages that will provide encouragement and help you succeed.

  • Electronic cigarettes contain harmful chemicals. Learn more about the dangers of using them.

Weight Control

Learn how to manage your weight without being hungry.

Revised October 3, 2017         


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