Worcester County Health Department Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016
The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is proud to announce that we have published our first annual report for the public covering the fiscal year 2016.  The annual report provides a brief overview of the accomplishments WCHD has made during fiscal year 2016 related to our mission, vision, and values and the priorities outlined in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).  Please contact Jackie Ward at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions or concerns.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 11:54
Smoking Cessation Winter 2017
Free smoking cessation classes in Worcester start next week. Click the flyer below to learn more or call 410.632.0056. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 January 2017 16:03
Empowering Women Scholarship 2017
The Worcester County Commission for Women are excited to announce the Empowering Women Scholarship for  female Worcester County residents. Scholarships of (1) $1,000, (2) $750 will be given to three deserving candidates.  Applicants will be judged primarily on their educational goals.  Click the application below for more information.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 15:31
Zika and Winter Travel
The holidays mean travel for many families. If you are traveling this winter, start 2017 off safely and remember that Zika is a year-round issue in many areas. Click the image below to learn more about travel protection and Zika prevention. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:43
LSHIAP Health Insurance Open Enrollment Dates
Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program Open Enrollment Dates 
Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program’s would like to announce this year’s open enrollment period for Qualified Health Plans to begin on November 1, 2016 and carry through January 31, 2017. During this time certified Navigators are available to assist individuals and families with the application and enrollment process into a Qualified Health Plan through the state marketplace, Maryland Health Connection.  
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:04
Lifestyle Balance Winter 2017
Winter Lifestyle Balance Classes in Worcester County will be starting in January. Classes will be held at the Girdletree Volunteer Fire Department in southern Worcester and at the Atlantic Club at the northend of the county. Lifestyle Balance empowers individuals who are pre-diabetic or at-risk for diabetes to make healthy lifestyle choices. Click the flyers below to learn more about classes and how to register.

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Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Council Seeking Nominations for Prevention Honorees
Snow Hill, MD–The Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council is seeking nominations of individuals (adults and youth), or groups who have made outstanding contributions to drug and alcohol prevention or treatment. Worcester County residents, elected officials and council members will honor the award recipients at the 26th Annual Drug and Alcohol Awards Reception. The reception will also mark the 34th year of the Council’s existence. The event will take place at the Worcester Career and Technology High School on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:00 p.m.  
Medicaid, HealthChoice MCOs take steps to prevent opioid-related problems. Response follows treatment reimbursement boost in program’s renewed waiver.

Baltimore, MD (February 8, 2017) – In keeping with the Hogan administration’s leadership in fighting the opioid crisis in Maryland, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is announcing policies reforming the opioid-prescribing process in the Medicaid program, to seek to block the prescription pathway to substance use disorders.
Maryland urges testing on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. State utilizing 5-year plan for prevention, care services; builds on collaborations.
Baltimore, MD (February 6, 2017) – Tuesday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration is encouraging all Marylanders to support HIV education, prevention, testing and care.
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