Special Programs

About the event

Join the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) and local partners for a month of walk/move events called Walktober2021, a celebration of our State’s official exercise and a call to action to promote walking for improved health for residents of all ages and abilities. Find more information about the HCLHIC here.

Please note that the HCLHIC will not be hosting these events, but is promoting partner walk/move events to the community. If you plan to host one or more virtual, in-person or hybrid events and would like us to add it to the Walktober Event page, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/8LBLAUY5Tk6f7QAj6.

If you are interested in collaborating with the organizers of one or more of the events on HoCo’s Walktober page, please reach out to the organizers directly.

Upcoming Events


1. Pedestrian Safety for Children: Be Safe. Be Seen. (Virtual Webinar)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

2. Staying Active with a Disability: Adapt the Fun for Everyone (Virtual Webinar)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

3. Aging Actively: Move Your Way to Better Health (Virtual Webinar)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

4. Movement Matters: Walk, Roll, Ride, MOVE! (Virtual Webinar)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


1. Coping During Crisis: Caregiver Burnout

Saturday, October 2, 2021


1. Coping During Crisis: 8 Dimensions of Wellness

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Join us as we explore how to have a difficult conversation about race and racism, plus practical tips on cultural competence and humility.

About this Event

This 3-part virtual series is a response to the civil unrest of the past year and beyond. Our presenter will offer guidance and structure around conversations addressing racial injustice and confusion, as well as cultural competency, a critical topic that has emerged as more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you'll join us as we explore how to have these conversations; how to include children in these conversations; and how to practice cultural competency and humility.

Note: When you RSVP, you will receive a free link to the virtual event no more than 48 hours before that installment.

Each installment in this series will address a different, related topic:


1. Cultural Competence and Implicit Bias

Friday, July 16, 2021

2. Difficult Conversations with Children about Race

Friday, May 21, 2021

3. Difficult Conversations about Race and Racism

Friday, April 30, 2021

Maryland's Highway Safety Office is proud to partner with the Howard County Health Department and the Local Health Improvement Coalition to bring you a series of webinars that focus on safe driving behaviors as we work toward our goal of reaching zero deaths.


1. Session 4: Occupant Protection/Buckle-Up

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

2. Session 3: Speeding And Aggressive Driving

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

3. Session 2: Teen Driving Safety

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

4. Session 1: We Are MHSO

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Aetna is proud to partner with the Howard County Health Department to bring you this 5-part series of webinars that will help you learn ways to stay healthy and take control in 2020 and beyond. Join each of these 1-hour sessions, featuring insightful and inspiring conversations with community experts about mental health and wellness.

(Registration is required) Link: https://bit.ly/35tR3bm


1. Dealing with Unrest, Part 2 Helping Families and Children - April 21, 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

2. Growing Your Wellness Toolbox - March 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

3. Behavioral Trends in Youth - February 17, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

4. Dealing with Unrest: Understanding Yourself & Others - January 13, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

5. The Telehealth Trend: Navigating Healthcare Through Technology - December 16, 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

6. The 2nd Curve: Staying Connected During the Pandemic - November 18, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


1. HCLHIC Full Coalition Meeting - Special Presentation COVID-19 - Impact on Vulnerable Populations Such as Older Adults - Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging Overview

Thursday, June 11, 2020

2. COVID-19 - The Impact of Nutrition on Blood Pressure Control 2020.05.28

Monday, June 1, 2020

3. COVID-19 and Cultural Competency: Managing Implicit Bias within the Therapeutic Process

Friday, May 15, 2020

4. COVID-19 and Stages of Trauma and Recovery (STAR)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

5. COVID-19 and Staying Safe at Home Falls Prevention Tips 2020.05.05

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


1. Implicit Bias in Public Health Webinar

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