Access to Health
The Partnership is committed to improving access to affordable health care in an effort to prevent and manage chronic diseases, eliminate health disparities, and ultimately increase quality and years of healthy life for people in Carroll County. Leading the way in collaboration, the Health Department’s Local Health Improvement Coalition and The Partnership’s Access to Health Leadership Team are aligned to meet these needs.
Public participation is welcomed and encouraged at all Access to Health Leadership Team meetings.
Meetings are scheduled for:
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Meetings are most often held in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Carroll County Health Department at 290 South Center St., Westminster, Maryland, 21157.
Please call or email to confirm the meeting date, time, and location before attending, or to add your name to the Leadership Team email group.
Psychological distress can affect all aspects of our lives. It is important to recognize and address potential psychological issues before they become critical.
Substance abuse is a major public health issue that has a strong impact on individuals, families, and communities. The use of illicit drugs, abuse of alcohol, and addiction to pharmaceuticals is linked to serious health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and liver diseases, exacting over $600 billion annually in costs related to lost work productivity, healthcare, and crime. Substance abuse also contributes to a wide range of social, physical, mental, and public health problems.
Oral health has been shown to impact overall health and well-being. According to the Centers for Disease Given these serious health consequences, it is important to maintain good oral health.
Tobacco is the agent most responsible for avoidable illness and death in America today. The World Health Organization states that approximately one-third of all tobacco users in this country will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco. Areas with a high smoking prevalence will also have greater exposure to secondhand smoke for non-smokers, which can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects such as cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.