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The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) strives to engage community members in healthy lifestyle activities by increasing awareness of culturally appropriate opportunities and making accessible, inclusive communications and initiatives related to promoting movement.


The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) wants to increase physical activity among Howard County Youth by increasing awareness of, and access to, resources in the community. It is recommended that Youth (ages 6—17) should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily.

Howard County Complete Streets Implementation Projects

Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work.

To learn more about Howard County Complete Streets Project, please visit Howard County Dept. of Transportation.

Walk Maryland - Registration Tool

The Howard County community is encouraged to make walking a regular habit. The Maryland Department of Health created a walk registration tool that can be used throughout the year to organize a walk or join a walk group. Be a part of the walking movement to make at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly your year round habit!

To add a movement event to the LHIC Calendar, please email LHIC@howardcountymd.gov with the details.  

Maryland Department of Natural Resources 

The mission of the Maryland Park Service is to manage the natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources to provide for wise stewardship and enjoyment by people.

Howard County Walktober Page

Walktober is a celebration of our State’s official exercise and a call to action to promote walking for physical activity and improved health for residents of all ages and abilities.

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