Information on Child Passenger Safety Seats, Injury Prevention, Highway Safety Program, and Safe Routes to School.

 



Child Passenger Safety Seats

Child passenger safety seats are available for low income families. At the time of distribution the parent(s) is provided a training and demonstration on the correct installation of the seats


Injury Prevention

Develops strategies to address primary causes of injury to Worcester County residents. Programs target domestic violence, falls, farm safety and childhood injuries.

Highway Safety Program

Implements a comprehensive community traffic safety program to increase public awareness of the need to use safe practices and devices while riding and walking. Educational, promotional, and enforcement efforts focus on drinking and driving, appropriate vehicle occupant safety restraint usage, underage drinking, highway safety year-round campaign, bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, motorcycle safety and alcohol server (TIPS) training (see paragraph above). Coordinates a child safety seat and bicycle helmet distribution program. Worcester Celebrates Safe Kids Worcester Celebrates Safe Kids is an annual safety/injury prevention fair held in Snow Hill, in association with the Worcester County Fair. Participating vendors highlight various aspects of injury prevention especially related to children.


Safe Routes to School

The Safe Routes to School funding is designed to increase walking and biking to school in order to address the growing prevalence of childhood obesity. This includes funding for the infrastructure projects such as sidewalks and crosswalks as well as promotional campaigns.

These services are provided by the Prevention Program.
 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

What’s the Bottom Line on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults?

  • The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.
  • Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.1
  • E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
  • Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.

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Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds.

Take Care During Winter Storms:

  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use generators outside only and away from windows.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

Learn more about snow and extreme cold safety here.

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Due to inclement weather, this weekend's showing of "Lost in Woonsocket" at the Red Doors Community Center is canceled until further notice. For more information or if you have any questions please call 410.632.3648.  

Effective January 2, 2019, the WCHD Vital Records Department will be open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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Local Health Improvement Coalitions (LHICs) equip local jurisdictions to determine their public health priorities and address specific public health concerns. The Worcester County Local Health Improvement Coalition seeks a broad membership from the community to assist the local health department and its partners in determining local health priorities and the Community Health Improvement Plan. 

Click the image below for a full schedule of upcoming LHIC meetings:

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 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program