Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil is the healthy communities initiative of Harford and Cecil Counties,  dedicated to the health and wellness of the northern Chesapeake community – in mind body and spirit. Founded in 1993 as a non-profit 501c3 by leaders from UM Upper Chesapeake Health, the Harford County Health Department, and Harford County Government – Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil is a coalition of local government agencies, businesses, non profits, and citizens dedicated to improving the health of Harford and Cecil County residents through education, policy changes, improvements in the built environment, increased access to care, and improved care coordination for people with chronic illness.       


Every journey begins with the first step.

Live Well. Be Well. Healthy Harford/Cecil

Recent Posts

July 26, 2019

Five Tips to Help Teens Cope with Stress

Five Tips to Help Teens Cope with Stress MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID, NEWS, SELF-CARE, TEEN MENTAL HEALTH By Rubina Kapil on June 26, 2019 “More than nine in 10 Generation Z adults (ages 15-21) said they have experienced at least one physical or emotional symptom because of stress, such as feeling depressed or sad or lacking interest, motivation… Read More >

November 21, 2018

Mental health CPR: Program trains the public, first responders to support those in crisis

(This article first appeared in Harford Magazine and the Baltimore Sun)             Havre de Grace resident Joan Higgins, right, and Pastor Baron Young of St. James AME Church take part in Mental Health First Aid training, a one-day course for first responders and the public to learn to recognize and… Read More >

November 7, 2018

Upstream Solutions to Downstream Problems – what we do every day, makes a huge difference in our health

(Originally presented at the UM Upper Chesapeake Diabetes Fair). There are three major influences on our health – our genes, our environment, and our lifestyles. We can’t control who our parents were, we have some control over our environment, for example not cleaning with toxins, spraying chemicals on our lawns, or using lots of chemicals in our… Read More >