Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) requests smoking cessation, education and enforcement proposals from county entities for grant funding through Cigarette Restitution Funds by way of the Maryland Department of Health. Community-based organizations, churches, private entities, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply.
“The goal is to partner with our community in health promotion and prevention efforts with the goal of reducing tobacco use and improving health outcomes, particularly certain cancer rates, within our county,” said Becky Jones, Health Officer for Worcester County.
Projects may include public awareness, community outreach, education, recruitment and referral to tobacco cessation, advocacy, promotion of tobacco cessation among pregnant women, and other health-related activities. Tobacco control may address the reduction of smoking, prevention of smoking, retailer education or environmental change strategies with a particular focus on youth, vaping and/or other electronic devices.
A mini-grant orientation session will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, at the Worcester County Health Department, 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill.
Applications must be returned to the health department by September 21 no later than 4:30 p.m. A review team of local citizens will evaluate the applications and awards will be made after October 23 ranging from $1,000-$2,000. For more information or to request an application packet, please call Worcester County Health Department Prevention Services at 410-632-0056.