Zika Awareness Information Town Hall
Join representatives from Wicomico and Worcester County Health Departments and key presenter Dr. Howard Haft, Maryland DHMH Deputy Secretary of Public Health, for a Town Hall discussion on the Zika Virus. Click here or click the image below for more information or to register to attend. 

Last Updated on Friday, 08 July 2016 08:26
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. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 09:41
Don't Let Alcohol Call the Shots: Know the Consequences of Underage and Binge Drinking


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
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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:40
Worcester County Public Health Conference 2016

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

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

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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.  
As Marylanders prepare to celebrate July Fourth, a Zika awareness reminder. Add mosquito bite prevention to your outdoor celebrations.
Baltimore, MD (July 1, 2016) – As Marylanders prepare to enjoy outdoor recreational activities in conjunction with Independence Day festivities, the State of Maryland is reminding them to take steps to guard against Zika transmission.  
Medicaid seeks federal waiver to provide residential substance-use treatment. Effort would ensure coverage for residents upon their release from jail.
Baltimore, MD (June 30, 2016) – Today, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene submitted a waiver renewal application for HealthChoice – Maryland’s statewide, mandatory Medicaid managed care program. The goal of the requested policy innovations is to break cycles of addiction and disease affecting our communities.
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