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Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk 2016
 
 
Please join us September 24th on the Boardwalk in Ocean City as we walk to raise awareness about suicide, to improve prevention and support survivors.  For more information, event details, or to register, please click here or on the image below.


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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 July 2016 10:22
 
Fight the Bite: Prevent the Spread of Disease by Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes can act as carries for a number of viruses, including Zika. Join Captain Willie and his friends as they explore their yard looking for areas that might serve as mosquito breeding sites. 
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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 09:41
 
Don't Let Alcohol Call the Shots: Know the Consequences of Underage and Binge Drinking

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The Worcester County Underage and Binge Drinking Awareness Task Force is launching a public awareness campaign to focus on reducing the instances of  underage and binge drinking among youth and young adults in our county.  According to the CDC, alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.  Although drinking by persons under the age of 21 is illegal, people aged 12 to 20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States. More than 90% of this alcohol is consumed in the form of binge drinks.  
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 13:25
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Power to Prevent Diabetes
If you are pre-diabetic or at risk for type 2 diabetes, “Eddie the Firefighter” has important information about diabetes prevention that you should hear. Ed Carman, Captain of the Snow Hill Fire Department, is featured this summer in a statewide, Power to Prevent Diabetes Campaign, run by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). As part of the campaign, Carman tells his personal story about being prediabetic in an televion ad and discusses the importance of staying healthy and active, as well as the benefits of joining a diabetes prevention program, like those offered by the Worcester County Health Department (WCHD). 

To learn more about the campaign or to take a quiz to find out if you are prediabetic, visit powertopreventdiabetes.org





Last Updated on Friday, 08 July 2016 08:15
 
Naloxone Training
 
Are you the friend, family member or loved one of someone who abuses or misueses opioids? Click below to learn more about potentially life-saving Naloxone overdose prevention training.
 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:40
 
Worcester County Public Health Conference 2016
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All presentations from the 7th Annual Worcester County Public Health Conference.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:58
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WCHD News

First Maryland case of West Nile Virus in 2016 is confirmed. Residents urged to take basic steps to reduce risk from mosquito-borne disease.
 
Baltimore, MD (August 22, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is announcing the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Maryland this year. The patient, an adult who lives in Western Maryland, survived the infection.
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DHMH recognizes World Hepatitis Day. Hepatitis C (HCV) medications now available for specific clients.
 
BALTIMORE, MD (July 28, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA), and the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) join the nation in the observance of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, 2016.  At this time, DHMH is proud to formally announce the expansion of the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) formulary to include medications for hepatitis C. This action allows MADAP clients access to treatments known to cure hepatitis C in as little as 12-24 weeks. Hepatitis C medications added to the formulary in April 2016 include: 
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Dept. launches Winnable Battles, refines focus on 6 areas for Marylanders. Aligns with broader CDC campaign, seeks improved health indicators in a year.
 
Baltimore, MD (July 14, 2016) – Today the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene launched Winnable Battles, a statewide effort to address emerging public health challenges. The effort also capitalizes upon organizational opportunities for department employees to contribute to a focus area tied to their interests.  
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