May 17, 2018

Announcing the Horizon Foundation’s New Five-Year Strategic Plan

We are pleased to share the Horizon Foundation’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, which reflects an ongoing commitment to our mission and outlines our priorities for the next five years.

Over the course of developing this plan, we interviewed more than 100 community members and leaders. We also delved into local health data and considered where we could make the most difference in our community’s health.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to improve the health and wellness of people who live or work in Howard County. Our vision is for people in Howard County to live long, healthy lives. To advance this mission, the Horizon Foundation is leading community change by catalyzing and sustaining movements that help everyone in Howard County to live a longer, better life.

Strategic Priority Areas

Our new strategic plan addresses three key priority areas to help ensure that everyone in our community can achieve better health: promoting healthy kids and families, encouraging healthy aging and ensuring a more equitable community. These issues are driven by the community’s needs and are shaped around strategic solutions that promise the greatest, lasting impact on physical and mental health. In each of these areas, the Foundation will measure, monitor and share its progress.

We are grateful for all of our partners and thankful for those who participated in our strategic planning process. We hope you will take a look at our new strategic plan (pdf), learn more about our approach and join us in this work as we continue to move forward.

View the Strategic Plan