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Join the Howard County Health Department’s Bureau of Behavioral Health, Local Health Improvement Coalition and partners for a presentation and panel discussion to explore collaborative community-based suicide prevention strategies.


1. Howard County Suicide Prevention Forum

Wednesday, May 4, 2022


Join local medical providers and public health experts as they share their experiences from the field and address concerns and questions about COVID-19.

Presented in partnership between Howard County Library System and Howard County Health Department. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate confirmation email with a link to join the session. This email will also contain the dial-in information if you prefer to participate by telephone. 


1. COVID-19: Moving Forward

Thursday, March 31, 2022

2. COVID-19: Avanzando

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

About this Event

New guidelines! If you’re 45 or older, get screened for colorectal cancer. Some people can have colorectal cancer without having any symptoms. Colorectal cancer may be prevented through recommended screening, early detection, and treatment.  Join in to learn how to reduce the risks of colorectal cancer through dietary changes and physical activity.

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


1. Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

2. How Smoking/Vaping Affects Colorectal Health

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

3. Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

4. The Immunity Boost of Exercise

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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.



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

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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

Wednesday, October 27, 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. Difficult Conversations about Race and Racism

Friday, April 30, 2021

2. Difficult Conversations with Children about Race

Friday, May 21, 2021

3. Cultural Competence and Implicit Bias

Friday, July 16, 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 1: We Are MHSO

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

2. Session 2: Teen Driving Safety

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

3. Session 3: Speeding And Aggressive Driving

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

4. Session 4: Occupant Protection/Buckle-Up

Wednesday, May 12, 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.


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

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

4. Behavioral Trends in Youth - February 17, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

5. Growing Your Wellness Toolbox - March 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


1. 8 Dimensions of Wellness

Thursday, June 25, 2020

2. Caregiver Burnout

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


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

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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

Friday, May 15, 2020

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

Thursday, May 28, 2020

6. 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


1. Implicit Bias in Public Health Webinar

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


1. Exercise, Aging and Brain Health Seminar

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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