Mission & Purpose


The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership (HSMP) is a community-driven coalition of public and private partners working together to address priority health issues for St. Mary’s County, Maryland.

Purpose and Priorities

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership serves as the local health improvement coalition for St. Mary’s County. Through coalition procedure and operation, the HSMP addresses priority health areas identified by the most current cycle of the community health improvement process.

Priority health areas are identified by coalition members through a collaborative community health needs assessment process.  This process involves evaluation of both quantitative public health data, qualitative input from residents and partners, and statewide health improvement priorities. Local health priority areas may align well with statewide health priorities, though are not restricted by the latter.