3 Easy Ways to Get Involved in Community Planning
Once you’ve found others who share your passions, organize a group to tackle issues in our community! Groups on GarrettPlan.org can contain a specific strategy, host a collaborative space, and much more! The work and strategies outlined in this application form the basis of our Community Health Improvement Plan.
Data Analysis Portal
Once we’ve implemented the strategies in our action groups and tabulated the results, our county’s strategic planning organizers will be able to compare data and metrics to determine the effectiveness of community initiatives, and report on our successes. Coming soon!
Be a part of the future of Garrett County!
Get started with these great community groups on the Garrett County Planning Tool!
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 detail for information already included or submit new resources for the community.
Getting more active in Garrett County to help reduce chronic disease. Coming soon – participate in online walking challenges with other members on GarrettPlan.org!
Improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children, and families.
Priority Focus Areas
Access to care includes community linkages, and the opportunity to utilize programming and services provided in Garrett County.
Chronic diseases and their common risk factors include lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, and tobacco use.
Family health is a primary focus in Garrett County, taking into consideration maternal, child, and overall family health.
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Interesting read from The Nation’s Health April 2017 vol. 47 no. 2 1-16 by Lindsay Wahowiak. We’re doing something similar in Garrett County by collecting our own data on local programs and initiatives in order to be more responsive to the immediate needs of the community. I can relate as a public health advocate to thinking big, but also really really small!
An Education Program by the Alzheimer’s Association
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is a workshop, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, for anyone who would like to know more about what legal financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.
Come out to a “Drive-In Movie”! Kids can create a car out of a cardboard box and decorate them however they would like. Then, they sit in their cars while watching the movie. You can create the box car at home and bring it with you, or make it the night of the event. If you would like a box to decorate ahead of time, contact Heather Berg or Kendra McLaughlin at 301-334-7730 . Hope to see everyone there!! If you don’t want to create a box, that’s okay come out and enjoy the movie! Free event! Refreshments provided!
This training is designed to teach adults methods of assisting a young person who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis before appropriate professional or other assistance, including peer and family support, can be engaged. Developed in Australia, Maryland was one of the first states in the United States to adopt this program.