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State Health Improvement Process (SHIP)

Access to Healthcare Tools
1. There will be new opportunities to have affordable health insurance in the next couple years. Spread the Word About How to get Health Insurance.
2. 30% of Marylanders have only a "basic" or "below basic level of health literacy, which impacts their ability to navigate the health care system and successfully manage their health conditions. Check out our Health Topic of the Month information and resources.
3. Primary care providers have a role to play in preventing and controlling obesity. See what CDC recommends in the Community Guide.
4. In some areas oral health problems are the #1 reason why kids don’t go to school. They also affect health in many ways people are unaware. Expand access to oral health in your communities. Also, you may want to consider sending children in your community Oral Health for Kids Health-e-Cards or posting information for parents about Healthy Teeth. Also check out Dr. Goodman’s recommended resource for pregnant women, children and adolescents.