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Department of Health and Human Services Overview

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Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE, FACP
Director, Health and Human Services | Health Officer
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130
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Phone: 410-887-1HHS (1447)
TTY users call via Maryland Relay

The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promotes well-being among individuals and families by providing quality health, housing and social services. Along with an administrative unit, HHS is comprised of the Departments of Health and Social Services.

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View the most recent HHS Annual Report (PDF). 

Department of Health

The Baltimore County Department of Health promotes health and prevents disease through education, advocacy, and linkage to resources and treatment. The Department administers entitlement and benefits programs, conducts investigations and inspections, offers clinical and case management services and provides health education and outreach. 

Department of Social Services

The Baltimore County Department of Social Services protects vulnerable children and adults by conducting investigations, referring residents to appropriate services, administering the foster care program, administering assistance programs (such as medical, food, housing, energy) and providing leadership and staffing for the County’s emergency shelter operations.

Offices Within the Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Housing

The Baltimore County Office of Housing provides housing to low-income families through the administration of programs such as: the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program.

Office of Human Relations

The Baltimore County Human Relations Commission (HRC) enforces the County’s anti-discrimination law, which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education and finance, on the bases of age, color, creed, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

Local Management Board

The Local Management Board (LMB) monitors a variety of indicators to identify priority issues affecting County children and their families. To address these identified priority issues, the LMB builds inter-agency collaboration and financial resources to implement evidence-based and best-practice programs, and provides ongoing evaluation to ensure that services achieve strong, positive outcomes.

Revised April 9, 2019         


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