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3Β Easy Ways to Get Involved in Community Planning

Open Community Discussions

The open community forum on GarrettPlan.org allows anyone who lives, works, or plays in Garrett County, Maryland to openly discuss issues, successes, and anything else! The discussions on the community forum supplement Garrett County’s Community Health Improvement Plan.

Organize Action Groups

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,Β 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!

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Featured Groups

Get started with these great community groups on the Garrett County Planning Tool!

Garrett County Community Resource Guide

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.

Walk Garrett

Getting more active in Garrett County to help reduce chronic disease. Coming soon – participate in online walking challenges with other members on GarrettPlan.org!

Improving Healthy Birth Weights

Improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children, and families.

Preventing Youth Tobacco Use

Preventing the initiation of tobacco use among young people in Garrett County – one of the most prevalent issues in our rural, Appalachian community.

Priority Focus Areas

These are the issues that our recent Community Health AssessmentΒ and community planning forum have uncovered.

Access to Care

Access to care includes community linkages, and the opportunity to utilize programming and services provided in Garrett County.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral health encompasses substance abuse and mental health.

Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases and their common risk factors include lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, and tobacco use.

Family Health

Family health is a primary focus in Garrett County, taking into consideration maternal, child, and overall family health.

Social Risk Factors

Social risk factors are determinants of health, such as personal background, ethnicity, and income.

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For more information, please contact Eric Cvetnick at 301-334-7770.

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