MEDIA ADVISORY: Out of Darkness – Suicide Awareness Walk

 
Ocean City, Md. (September 25, 2013) – The public and media are invited to participate in the second annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk to promote awareness about suicide prevention. 

What:
The event is a fundraising and outreach effort to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the leading national nonprofit exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy.
 
About: The ceremonial walk will feature memorial activities, local exhibitors and guest speakers. Senator Jim Mathias will give the opening speech for the event.
 
Time: 10 a.m.
 
Date: September 28
 
Place: Caroline Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City.
 
Hosted by:  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Atlantic General Hospital,  Life Crisis Center, Jesse Klump Memorial Fund, Worcester County Health Department and Core Service Agency, Worcester County Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program and other local partners.
 
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Public Health Officials Offer Food Safety Tips in Preparation of Potential Power Outages and Flooding Due to Hurricane Florence

(Salisbury, MD) - As Hurricane Florence begins to make way across the Eastern seaboard, health officials of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties recommend the following food safety tips for residents to help them prepare now, should local power outages or flooding occur.

• Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. For more information on generator safety, visit here.

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Due to inclement weather, the Just Walk Making Strides event scheduled for today is rescheduled for 5-6 p.m. on October 18 at Byrd Park in Snow Hill. For more information, please call 410-632-0056.  Read more ... 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.   Read more ...
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