In 1922, the first county health department was formed by Allegany County. By 1934, each Maryland county had established its own health department.
Calvert County Health Department, 975 Solomon's Island Road North, Prince Frederick, Maryland, July 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Anne Arundel County Health Services Building, 3 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland, February 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
In 2009, functions of the Community Health Administration, including oversight of local health departments, transferred to the Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration. In July 2009, oversight of local departments of health was placed directly under the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services. Today, local health departments in Maryland's twenty-three counties and Baltimore City are overseen by the Public Health Services of the Maryland Department of Health.
St. Mary's County Health Department, 21580 Peabody St., Leonardtown, Maryland, November 2017. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
|| Search the Archives || Education & Outreach || Archives of Maryland Online ] Governor General Assembly Judiciary Maryland.Gov