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Cecil County Community Health Advisory Committee
Cecil County’s Local Health Improvement Coalition


The Cecil County Community Health Advisory Committee (CHAC) is a partnership of community organizations, government, groups, and individuals committed to improve the overall quality of health in Cecil County.


We accomplish this by providing leadership to find solutions to our health problems through assessment, planning, policy development and assurance of quality health services and education.

The Community Health Advisory Committee is part of the Maryland State Health Improvement Process (SHIP).

Cecil County Community Health Improvement Plan

In 2015 and 2016, Cecil County Health Department and Union Hospital of Cecil County, in collaboration with partners on Cecil County’s Community Health Advisory Committee (CHAC), conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for Cecil County.

The CHNA provides a foundation for efforts to improve the health of Cecil County residents. This report provides information on the health of Cecil County residents and identifies existing assets to address health issues. Results of the CHNA are used to determine health priorities that are included in Cecil County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

Cecil County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was developed through a collaborative planning process and includes the county’s plan to address three identified health priorities for Cecil County:

Behavioral Health

  • Illicit drug use/problem alcohol use
  • Mental health
  • Access to behavioral health services

Chronic Disease

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease/stroke
  • Respiratory/lung disease

Determinants of Health

  • Poverty
  • Homelessness

View Cecil County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
View the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for Cecil County.

Community Health Advisory Committee Leadership and Contact Information

Daniel Coulter, MPH
Director, Health Policy and Planning Program
Cecil County Health Department
401 Bow Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Jean-Marie Kelly, MPH-HP
Community Benefits Coordinator
Union Hospital
106 Bow Street
Elkton, MD 21921


Community Health Advisory Committee Membership
(names, titles, organizations)

The Cecil County Community Health Advisory Committee works closely with the following task forces and councils:

  1. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council
    John Bennett, retired public school teacher, Chair
  2. Cancer Task Force
    Beth Money, Union Hospital, Chair
  3. Healthy Lifestyles Task Force
    Ava Blackburn, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Chair
  4. Mental Health Core Service Agency Advisory Council
    Kevin Lundin, Meadow Wood Behavioral Health System, Chair
  5. Tobacco Task Force
    Beth Creek, Youth Empowerment Source (YES), Chair
  6. Inter-Agency Council on Homelessness

Meeting Schedule:

The Community Health Advisory Committee meets twice a year at Cecil County Health Department, with additional meetings scheduled as needed.

Upcoming Advisory Council and Task Force Meetings:

Past Committee Meetings:

January 19, 2017


Task Force Reports:

July 21, 2016

Task Force Reports:

March 16, 2016

January 21, 2016

July 16, 2015
Task Force Reports:

January 15, 2015
Task Force Reports:

July 17, 2014
Task Force Reports:

January 16, 2014
Task Force Reports:

Update on the Affordable Care Act:

July 18, 2013

January 17, 2013
Committee Reports:

July 2012

January 2012

November 2011

July 2011

January 2011

July 2010

January 2010

July 2009

January 2009

June 2008

February 2008

June 2007

January 2007

June 2006

January 2006

June 2005

January 2005

Related Documents

Local/Regional Community Health Assessments other related documents.

  1. Community Health Plan
  2. 2009 Community Health Survey Report
  3. 2004 Community Health Survey Report
  4. 1999 Community Health Survey Report
  5. Community Health Plan based on Healthy People 2010
  6. Local Management Board Needs Assessment
  7. Union Hospital Community Benefits Page
  8. Union Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment