Howard County Library System
Well and Wise

Pear with glasses well and wise logo
What is Well & Wise?
Well & Wise is a health education partnership led by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Howard County Library System.

What is the vision of the partnership?
The vision is to enhance, advance, and elevate health education in Howard County, improving the health of our entire community.

What is the mission of the partnership?
The mission is to promote healthy choices in the Howard County community through health and wellness education. Activities will include collaborative classes and events, health screenings, health initiatives, speakers on health-related topics, and cross promotion and distribution of materials.

When did it begin?
The partnership began in May 2011 with the launch of the Well & Wise blog:

Where are classes and events held?
Classes and events take place at the Library System’s branches, the hospital’s Wellness Center, and in various locations throughout the community.


Kelli Shimabukuro
Howard County Library System
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-313-7763

Susan Case
Director of Communication and Marketing
Howard County General Hospital