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Carroll is ranked #3 in Maryland for health

In the 2016 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report released on March 16, Carroll County is ranked #3 out of 24 Maryland jurisdictions (all counties and Baltimore City) for overall Health Outcomes, and #3 for Health Factors. This is an overall improvement in rank from 2015, when when Carroll was ranked #4 in both categories. County Health Rankings & Roadmaps compares the health of… read more

Local Health Improvement Coalition & Team Meeting Schedule

  Carroll County citizens are encouraged to participate in the Local Health Improvement Process by attending meetings of the Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC) and  the Local Health Improvement Team (LHIT) . Please contact Barb Rodgers to attend, or CLICK HERE for more information and current meeting schedules. 443-375-7286… read more

Healthy Carroll Families – Spring 2016

Healthy Carroll Families is a packet of resources – nutrition and fitness handouts, and healthful recipes – released three times a year to help schools, child care organizations, health care service providers,  families and people of all ages promote and achieve healthy lifestyles that lead to healthy weights. CLICK HERE for the Healthy Carroll Families archive page, where you can view t… read more

The Carroll Card: quick info on local services

The Carroll Card is a pocket-sized reference card with information about a wide variety of local resources for assistance with basic needs such as health care, housing, transportation, and food. FREE printed copies can be requested by calling 410-871-7645. CLICK HERE for a FREE downloadable (PDF) version of the Carro… read more

The Partnership announces new Chair and Board members

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County is pleased to announce the appointment of Abby Gruber as Chairperson of the Board of Directors. The Partnership Board also welcomed several new members in July and… read more

Health Insurance Coverage

CLICK HERE for information about LOCAL health insurance enrollment assistance resources and… read more

Carroll Hospital & The Partnership receive national recognition

Carroll Hospital and The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County received national recognition from IH Executive magazine in the magazine’s September/October 2015 issue. In the article, titled  “10 Integrated Delivery Networks to Watch”, IH Executive profiles organizations “whose leadership and innovation are helping transform the U.S. healthcare system”. Carroll’s highlighted… read more

2015-2016 Flu Immunization Information

Flu (influenza) is a contagious illness caused by viruses. Most people who get the flu will recover in less than two weeks, but some people will develop serious complications (such as pneumonia) which can be life-threatening. Serious flu complications can happen to anyone, but people 65 years and older, young children, and people with certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes,… read more

Healthy Dining Guide for Carroll County

The 5th Edition of the popular Healthy Dining Guide of Carroll County completed in 2015 lists 21 local restaurants that meet at least 80% of specific “healthy dining” criteria. Healthier menu options such as whole grain foods, choices of fruits and vegetables, vegetarian entrees, and lower-fat entrees and desserts are offered by these restaurants.  The Guide also provides tips for making… read more

Operation Save-A-Life

Operation Save a Life, provided by the Bureau of Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery at the Carroll County Health Department, trains first responders or anyone with a friend, family member, or loved one  at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication.  Participants learn to 1) call 9-1-1 and 2) administer the life-saving drug Naloxone to prevent an opioid overdose death. read more

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