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Healthy Families Howard County Receives Grant from the Columbia Foundation

For Immediate Release
January 18, 2008
Sharon Sopp

Healthy Families Howard County Receives Grant from the Columbia Foundation

Columbia, MD The Healthy Families Howard County program at Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine received a $5,000 grant from the Columbia Foundation.

Healthy Families Howard County is a free and voluntary program for first-time parents.  It aligns them with community resources and offers support to ease the parents’ transition through pregnancy and into the first five years of parenthood. Qualifying participants in the program may opt to receive home visitation and referrals from Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland (FCS).

Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) became the administrator of the program in November 2001 with a grant from the Howard County Local Children’s Board. Current operational funding continues from the Local Children’s Board and from the Freddie Mac Foundation, the Community Services Partnerships Program and the Columbia Foundation as well as through in-kind services from HCGH and FCS.

Howard County General Hospital: A member of Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1998 is a 219 bed, not-for-profit, health care provider located in Columbia, Maryland. Serving the community since 1973, the hospital, with a professional staff of more than 800 physicians representing more than 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties and a workforce of more than 1,600, has grown into a comprehensive, acute-care medical center that treats a full range of conditions from neonatal care to oncology and outpatient care to critical care.



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