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Interdisciplinary care coordination team called H2H that addresses the community needs of elderly and persons with disabilities as they transition from acute care setting to home to promotebest possible outcomes […]
WIC families are encouraged to include more fruits and vegetables in their diets and family meals.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is an infection that affects both males and females and is transmitted mainly through sexual contact. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 150 […]
The CARC is a recreation facility on the Garrett College campus that serves the college, the community, and visitors to the area. A large part of what we do is to promote a healthy lifestyle through physical […]
Participate in the 2017 Summer Step Challenge for chronic disease prevention in Garrett County!
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All of the recent upgrades and future updates will be announced in this group.
The Garrett County Health Department is the recognized Public Health agency in Garrett County, Maryland. We strive to provide the highest level of care and service to the citizens of Maryland’s westernmost county. […]
The Garrett County Health Department and its partners work to prevent the initiation of tobacco products among youth and young adults, including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and […]
The Garrett County Drug Free Communities Coalition is the defending force for our county’s fight for the reduction and prevention of substance abuse.
The Administration Care Coordination Unit (ACCU) is available to provide assistance to all individuals who have Maryland Medical Assistance, including those recipients in a managed care organization.
A group focusing on eating healthy and promoting physcial activity for residents of Friendsville.
Garrett Guide is the new and improved Community Resource Directory with the framework found at Garrettguide.org. Local agencies, organizations, businesses and residents have the opportunity to provide additional […]
Collaborative of key partners working daily on disharge planning at GRMC to identify patients in need of services to be successful at home.
Empowering Kitzmiller Residents to Make Healthy Choices
Garrett County is often the lowest county in the state for yearly adolescent well child checks. It is important for the adolescents of our community to be seen yearly for this preventive visit where we can ensure […]
Increase immunization rates and reduce preventable infectious diseases.
Increase the number of babies born with healthy birth weights (≥2,500 grams or ≥ 5.5 pounds) of mothers enrolled in Early Care home visiting during the 1st or 2nd trimester of pregnancy.
Baseline: FY 2016- 87% […]
Our systematic approach to improving public health through standards, planning, measuring, and quality improvement.
To publicize the issues raised at the Garrett County Round table on Homelessness, promote collaboration among agencies and make the general public aware of the resources available for those struggling with housing […]
The Garrett County Health Department partners with Garrett County Public Schools and other agencies to promote the health and well-being of students. Each school receives funds to support their Wellness Team and […]
Data is needed in order to provide effective, quality prevention services in Garrett County. During National Prevention Week 2017, Garrett County specific data will be shared. Please take the time to share your […]
Tech-savvy teens and young adults who help senior citizens through one-on-one, personalized coaching. Whether you have a smartphone, tablet or computer-the goal is to empower seniors to connect with loved ones […]
Develop a centralized repository for data hosting to facillitate research and trend analysis.
Creating healthier work environments in Garrett County.
Getting more active in Garrett County to help reduce chronic disease.
Foster an Integrated and Coordinated Behavioral Health Continuum of Care across the lifespan by developing, implementing, and evaluating screening, prevention, and early intervention services.
Using a collaborative approach to better meet the nutritional needs for our most vulnerable residents
Promoting quitting among adults
We are encouraging Home Health patients to talk to their doctor about the Shingles vaccinations. Home Health asks all of their patients whether or not they have recieved the shot or not. Since we are right in the […]
A group for new users to ask questions and find help.
The Garrett County Health Department and its partners work to reduce youth access to tobacco products. Strategies to do this include compliance checks and vendor education.
We want to decrease the hospital readmission rates of patients and we feel that Home Health provides the tools to acheive that goal.
Prescription drug abuse has become an area of concern in Garrett County and the United States. Many people use prescription drugs properly, but nearly 1 in 5 Garrett County youth reported abusing them to get high […]
Marijuana- legal or otherwise – is a hot topic across the country, and in Garrett County as well. As in many other communities, survey data indicates that our youth perception of the risk of marijuana use is g […]
Program Director: Venessa Stacy – 301-334-7730 Students in third through fifth grades at Accident Elementary School are eligible to enroll in this program as space allows.
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Cigarette smoking damages nearly every organ of the body. Secondhand smoke also causes many serious health […]
Free in-person help with health insurance Partner of Maryland Health Connection, Maryland’s official health insurance marketplace. We’re here to help you enroll in a private plan or Medicaid, and see if you can […]
Garrett County has only one local provider of medication assisted treatment who works closely with the GCHD. Providers outside of the county do not typically require patients to be in supportive therapy which is […]
Club 21550 is a Planning Group that plans Alcohol and Drug Free events for the community and families. Most events are free or low cost.
Provide oral health education in GC Public Schools, Head Start Centers and the GC Health Fair
Earned Income Tax Credit
There is strong evidence that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) increases employment and income for participating families (Strully 2010,UW IRP-Dahl 2009, Hotz 2003, Ellwood 2000, […]
We will be sharing grant resources, foundations, state & fed opportunities.
Maintain and monitor conditions to insure our environment supports a healthy population/ Chloride contamination impact study
This group is designed to look at what we do collectively to reduce social risk factors for the working poor, those who struggle to maintain economic dignity.
An integrated care approach to managing illness which includes screenings, check-ups, monitoring and coordinating treatment, and patient education. It can improve quality of life while reducing health care costs […]
To address the issue of the lack of transportation available. To begin we would like to know which agencies offer transportation to appointments and how residents utilize the service.
I-68 REGIONAL ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP (I-68 REP) is a new collaborative group working towards increasing economic security to improve health. Interstate 68 is a 112-mile east-west interstate traversing through […]
GCHD Grantsville Outreach Center, 28 Hershberger Lane, Grantsville, MD 21536
Downtown Oakland, MD, 107 S 2nd St, Oakland, MD 21550
Garrett College, Main Theater at Garrett College
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