Garrett County
Health Improvement
Planning Process


collageThe Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) has launched a State Health Improvement Process (SHIP) to define health priorities within the State and improve the health of all Marylanders.  From this exercise, 39 health objectives have been identified. Click here to read more about SHIP. Of the objectives defined by SHIP, Garrett County is comparable to or better than the State average in 31 of the 39 objectives.  Garrett County ranks worse than the State in the following 8 objectives:

To address the majority of these objectives, Garrett County developed a health improvement plan based on community health data, forces of change, and the input of over 50 community advocates.