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    Building a Healthier Maryland

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    State Health Assessment & Improvement Planning​ 


    The Maryland Department of Health is launching an initiative, Building a Healthier Maryland, to revisit and set health priorities that will be captured in our State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). We are doing this collaboratively with organizations and partners across Maryland. The launch of this initiative marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to the well-being of Maryland residents. 

    This initiative, Building a Healthier Maryland, starts by conducting a State Health Assessment (SHA). The assessment involves taking a broad and comprehensive look into Maryland's health landscape, covering everything from health behaviors to the physical environment. The assessment allows us to collaboratively identify and prioritize key health concerns so that strategies can be put in place to address the health priorities.  

    Get Involved

    We want your input on what health issues matter most to you.  You can provide your input by completing this brief survey. Your input will help MDH craft a plan to address Maryland's most critical health issues in the years ahead. 

    Building a Healthier Maryland represents a collaboration and partnership with community members and organizations across Maryland. Stay connected with us by filling out this form to join our contact list for opportunities to get involved. By completing this form, you'll also be added to the SHIP newsletter for the latest updates and information. 

    Where can I learn more?

    ​​​​​​​​​Questions or comments may be directed to mdh.bahm@maryland.gov. ​

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    Last Update: 11/15​/2023