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Press Release - 6/19/2017


NOTICE: Notice; request for public comments


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             

                                           

AGENCY: Wicomico County Health Department

NOTICE:  Notice; request for public comments

SUMMARY: Wicomico County Health Department (WiCHD) requests comments on the Draft 2017-2022 Strategic Plan for the Wicomico County Health Department. The Draft WiCHD Strategic Plan is posted on the Health Department Web site at www.wicomicohealth.org.

DATES:   All comments must be received by Friday, July 14, 2017 before the close of business. The electronic survey link will be disabled at 5pm on Friday, July 14, 2017.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments may be submitted to WiCHD in four ways. Comments may be submitted by electronic survey (Public Input Survey for the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan), by email to lisa.renegar@maryland.gov, by fax to 410-548-5184, or by mail: Wicomico County Health Department, Attention Lisa Renegar, Office of Planning & Population Health, 108 East Main Street, Salisbury, MD 21801. Hard copies of the survey and the plan will be located in all Health Department locations. All comments will be made publicly available without redaction at www.wicomicohealth.org. The electronic survey link will be disabled at 5pm on Friday, July 14, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the Draft WiCHD Strategic Plan should be directed to Lisa Renegar, by email at lisa.renegar@maryland.gov, or by phone at 410-341-6492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Wicomico County Health Department began updating its Strategic Plan in January 2017 in response to the Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC) having identified chronic disease and behavioral health as its priority areas. The LHIC is led by the Health Officer of Wicomico County and provides a forum for nonprofit hospitals, community based organizations and other stakeholders to analyze and prioritize community health needs. The purpose of the strategic plan is to provide a clear picture of the goals, objectives and strategic priorities to accomplish within the next five years. The Health Department aims to implement many new goals, objectives, and strategies and will continue to work with stakeholders, coalitions, and partners to achieve the vision of “Healthy people in healthy communities”.

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