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

From Ready.gov


Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body.

 

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(Snow Hill, MD)-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) and the Maryland Department of Health celebrated this year’s 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business (HMB) awardees at the 9th Annual Maryland in the Workplace Health and Wellness Symposium earlier this month. HMB is a statewide movement to create a culture of wellness at work that makes the healthiest choice the easiest choice. Atlantic General Hospital received the Gold 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business Award for the third consecutive year while Taylor Bank was awarded the Silver 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business Award for their second consecutive year.

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The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Control Center, in partnership with the CDC, is recommending that clinicians maintain a high index of suspicion for vitamin K-dependent antagonist coagulopathy in patients with a history or suspicion of using synthetic cannabinoids. Patients may present with clinical signs of coagulopathy, bleeding unrelated to an injury, or bleeding without another explanation.

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Crystal Bell will participate in "Walkable Communities" training program.


Snow Hill, MD - America Walks, a national advocacy organization working to empower communities to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk, announced today that they are awarding Crystal Bell, of Worcester County Health Department, a Walking College Fellowship as part of the 2018 program. The Fellowship will enable Bell and other advocates from around the country to participate in a five-month training program designed to strengthen local efforts to make communities more walkable and livable.

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Cases are on the Rise—Effects can be Harmful and Deadly

Baltimore, MD (April 17, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. 

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Featured Service of the Month

We offer FREE Smoking Cessation Classes

Did you know that the Health Department offers free group and individual smoking cessation counseling offered at sites throughout the county? Monetary vouchers are available for those wishing to add pharmacological therapy (Nicotine patch, gum, lozenge, and CHANTIX) to their behavior change efforts.

 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program