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State Health Improvement Process
The State Health Improvement Process (SHIP) seeks to provide a framework for accountability, local action, and public engagement to advance the health of Maryland residents. The SHIP measures represent what it means for Maryland to be healthy. This is illustrated through a dashboard that captures data for 39 health-related measures. The focus areas of SHIP include: Health Beginnings, Health Living, Health Communities, Access to Health Care and Quality Preventative Care.
What does the program do?
Collect and analyze data from state and federal partners for 39 measures of health.
Ensure alignment and cross-platform integration of existing state and federal data sources.
Disseminate county rankings to each local health department.
Engage the public in public health data through a newsletter and social media presence.
Continuously improve internal operations of program (see
quality improvement website
for improvement storyboards).
Where can I learn more?
Visit the SHIP website.
SHIP's commitment to customer service and survey findings:
Newsletter - Findings and action plan
Website and data - Findings and action plan
Subscribe to our newsletter.
Submit a newsletter article.
Read recent newsletters:
October 4, 2019 SHIP Newsletter
October 11, 2019 SHIP Newsletter
October 18, 2019 SHIP Newsletter
October 25, 2019 SHIP Newsletter
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Last updated: 2019 November 20
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