Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) is committed to championing healthy behaviors, health-risk prevention and healthy environments in Howard County. Our goal is to improve the quality of health in our communities.
Our Priority Areas:
We support charitable not-for-profit organizations that benefit diverse populations. We prefer organizations and proposals that address the priorities of our Community Health Needs Assessment (see below). Also, preference will be given to organizations who receive financial or volunteer support from HCGH employees, professional staff members and volunteers. Funds granted should directly benefit Howard County residents.
Community Health Improvement Priorities from Community Health Needs Assessment:
- Access to Care: Increase the percentage of local residents with access to affordable health care.
- Obesity: Enable people of all ages to achieve and maintain a healthy weight through healthy eating and physical activity.
- Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Addictions): Ensure access to affordable and quality behavioral health services for residents of all ages and decrease the number of hospital emergency visits for behavioral health issues.
- Elderly Health Improvement: Improve case management services and coordinated health care for senior citizens to reduce repeat hospitalizations and increase the number of seniors living independently at home.