5 Breastfeeding Myths You Probably Believe Are True

There are some very misleading myths floating around out there regarding breastfeeding. It seems unbelievable that such important information about a vital, life-supporting function could get misconstrued or made up! With more misinformation than facts out there, many expectant mothers don’t even give breastfeeding the first thought. Mothers who do want to breastfeed are often … Read more »

Is Prescription required for CPAP, BiPAP and APAP devices?

Sleep-apneas have become quite common among the older folks of this generation. All this leads people into believing that they can buy apnea treating machines like CPAP, BiPAP and APAP devices easily without fulfilling any requirement after they “diagnose” themselves of having sleep apnea. In reality, all the equipment related to sleep-apnea treatment like airflow … Read more »

Advanced Primary Care Program

Healthy Howard’s Advanced Primary Care Program works to improve primary care delivery for Howard County residents by helping providers work toward Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) standards. The principles of PCMH, which were developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians and the American Osteopathic … Read more »

Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC)

Healthy Howard manages Howard County’s Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC), a group of more than 40 organizations focused on addressing health disparities and improving health and wellness in our community. We work in close collaboration with the Howard County Health Department as part of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s State Health Improvement … Read more »

Door to HealthCare Western Maryland

Healthy Howard’s Door to HealthCare program is dedicated to bringing quality, affordable health care options to residents of Western Maryland. The Door is the official source for information about new health insurance options in the communities of Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard and Washington counties. We provide practical answers about new changes in health care, … Read more »

Re-entry Services

When inmates from Howard County Department of Corrections facilities are released, Healthy Howard helps ensure that they have continued access to health care through the Re-entry Health Services program. This program began in August 2012 when the Howard County Detention Center was selected as one of six jurisdictions from across the country to receive a … Read more »


The Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Zone was an innovative effort working in the North Laurel, Savage and Jessup communities to bring resources to an area known for high health disparities. Healthy Howard worked to increase the availability and affordability of fresh fruit and vegetables, increase physical activity in community and institutional settings, decrease … Read more »

Healthy Restaurants

Today, Americans spend half their food budget and consume a third of their calories at restaurants. Eating out often translates into extra calories that are high in salt and unhealthy fats. Healthy Howard’s Healthy Restaurants can help. Our program encourages restaurants to offer healthy foods to consumers dining out in Howard County. More than 120 … Read more »

Healthy Schools

Research shows a clear link between academic success and good health. That is why Healthy Howard is committed to improving the health and well-being of Howard County students and their families through our Healthy Schools program. Our Healthy Schools programs serves K-12 public and private schools in Howard County, reaching over 44,000 students and their … Read more »

Healthiest Maryland Businesses

Healthiest Maryland Businesses is a statewide movement to create a culture of wellness at work – to ensure that the healthiest choice is the easiest choice. The goals of the program are to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy workforce, and to recruit and recognize business leaders who support workplace policies that support … Read more »

Community Care Team

Healthy Howard’s Community Care Team (CCT) took a focused, innovative approach to improve the health of frequently hospitalized Howard County residents. This program helped chronically ill individuals connect with resources that allow them to better manage their illness, improve their health and avoid preventable hospitalizations. Our team of highly-trained community health nurses and community health … Read more »

Journey to Better Health: Faith-Based Health Initiative

Journey to Better Health works to build the capacity of faith-based organizations to improve the health of their congregants.  This is accomplished through two strategies: Empowering congregants to manage their chronic disease Reducing hospitalizations by addressing social determinants of health. Through a covenant-inspired collaborative effort with faith-based organizations in Howard County (beginning with zip codes … Read more »