Behavioral Health

FY 18-20 Behavioral Health Priorities:

Priority 1: Reduce Emergency Department visits related to mental health conditions in Howard County.

Priority 2:
Reduce Emergency Department visits for addiction-related conditions in Howard County.


Priority 3:
Reduce suicide rates in Howard County. 

Work Group Delegates:

Ayesha Bajwa Holmes, MS
Executive Director
Grassroots Crisis Center
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(410) 531-6006

Mary Ann Bruce, MA, LCADC
Program Administrator III, Bureau of Behavioral Health
Howard County Health Department
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(410) 313-6281

2018-2019 Work Group Meetings:
August 23, 2018: 9:00 – 10:30 am – Barton A & B
October 18, 2018; 9:00 – 10:30 am – Barton A & B
February 21, 2019; 9:00 – 10:30 am – Barton A & B
May 23, 2019; 9:00 – 10:30 am – Barton A & B

All work group meetings are held at the Howard County Health Department located at 8930 Stanford Blvd. Columbia, MD.

To view agendas, minutes and presentation from Behavioral Health work group meetings, please visit the Meeting Portal page.