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Decisions Matter: Opioid Awareness


The Opioid Awareness Task Force, a sub-committee of the Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Council, is launching a public awareness campaign about opioid misuse and abuse. Opioids, which include both certain legal prescription medications as well as the heroin, have become a rising concern in Worcester and across the state. Instances of misuse or illicit use of the substance has climbed in recent years as have overdose deaths related to opioids.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:37
Worcester Health Went Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Worcester County Health Department went pink on October 9 for Women Supporting Women and to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2015 13:42
Worcester Schedules Flu Vaccination Clinics
SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department urges all residents age 6 months and older to get vaccinated for the 2015-2016 seasonal flu. 
This year’s vaccine provides protection against three strains of flu virus expected to circulate this season.  All people, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, are strongly recommended to get a flu vaccine each year. 
Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2015 11:00


DHMH will host an event for employees to promote activity’s health benefits.
Baltimore, MD (October 7, 2015) – Gov. Larry Hogan has declared October 7 to be Walk Maryland Day, to encourage Marylanders of all ages to take to the streets, trails and parks of the state to enjoy the benefits of walking. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) will host a lunchtime event to mark the day, as well.  
Maryland promoting safeguards for seniors for Falls Prevention Week. Sept. 20-26; older residents' ER visits for falls outpace those for any other injury.
BALTIMORE, MD (September 18, 2015) – Maryland seniors go to the emergency room for falls more than any other type of injury.  To bring awareness to the dangers of falling, Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on September 23, 2015, across the nation. 
Maryland’s Minority Health office nets $1 million grant, largest in its history. Funds from U.S. HHS to boost healthcare access in Prince George’s County.
Baltimore, MD (September 16, 2015) – The Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD) has received its largest grant since its establishment in 2004. MHHD received a five-year grant award totaling $1million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health’s State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health.  
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