Public Health

The Center for a Healthy Maryland’s public health programs are dedicated to improving the health status of the citizens of Maryland through education, advocacy and linkage to resources. Learn about some of our partnerships, programs, and resources for providers below.

  • Coronavirus – We have created this page due to the increase in Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 cases across the nation, including the United States.  The following guidance is drawn primarily from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) resources for health care professionals on COVID-19.
  • Domestic ViolenceFounded in 1998, the mission of the Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to provide leadership within health care in promoting a proactive and effective response to intimate partner violence through screening, identification, education, intervention and treatment of domestic violence victims.
  • Maternal & Child HealthPrograms provide training and consultation to identify high priority needs and assure the quality of care in the delivery of services to women, infants and children.
  • SBIRT includes three components:  (1) Screening – short validated questionnaire to determine if patients are at low, medium or high risk for developing substance use disorders, (2) Brief Intervention – specific educational and motivational conversation techniques to identify patients’ readiness for behavior change and to help patients move towards reducing or stopping substance use, and (3) Referral to Treatment – how to help ensure patients will keep appointments with specialty treatment.

As a resource click here for a list and information of past educatinal programs once sponsored by the Center for a Healthy Maryland.

For more information, contact Shayna Banfield, M.S., at ext. 3341.