Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Launches New Interactive Health Planning Tool for Improving Local Health
LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership (HSMP) is excited to announce the availability of a new public health planning tool to support local health improvement efforts at healthystmarys.com.
This tool was originally developed by the Garrett County Health Department as a way to inspire communities, empower stakeholders, and increase equity. Now available locally through the HSMP website, this tool gives everyone in the community the ability to view local health data, connect with others, and interact in groups working to improve health. health in St. Mary’s County.
To use the interactive planning tool, community members are encouraged to:
- Visit healthystmarys.com
- Click on “Register/Login”
- Login or complete the registration process to create a user profile*
- Once logged in, click on “Groups” to join groups focused on priority health areas, to view related public health data and to interact with other members
*Please note: users may need to check their spam folder during the registration process for profile confirmation.
HSMP will offer a virtual introductory session on the use of this tool on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. This session is free and open to all interested community members. The session will be streamed live via the HSMP Facebook page and YouTube channel, and the recording of the session will be available on the HSMP website after the event.
“We are delighted to launch this new interactive platform. This online tool will allow members of our community to review key public health data and actively support the work we are doing to build a healthier community for all who live, work and play at St. Mary’s,” said said Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary’s County Health Officer and co-chair of HSMP. “A big thank you to our local Garrett County Health Department Public Health colleagues and our HSMP Steering Committee for all the work that went into developing this!”
The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership is a coalition of community members and local organizations working together to improve health in St. Mary’s County. HSMP engages its members through four action teams to address priority health needs that impact our community, including: behavioral health, chronic disease, environmental health and violence, injury and trauma . The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership is seeking representatives from local organizations, agencies, and individuals who are interested in supporting HSMP’s mission and collaborative process! Membership is free and open to everyone. Learn more online at: healthystmarys.com/membership.
In addition, community members are kindly requested to Save this date for the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership 2022 Annual Meeting to be held on September 29, 2022. This annual conference features distinguished speakers on a variety of health-related topics.