Community Health Advocacy

Tobacco and Cancer Coalition, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Coalition, Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs Prevention, Parent Consortium, Assets in Motion, Youth Council and Speaker’s Bureau - professionals available for presentations regarding a variety of health topics.




Tobacco and Cancer Coalition

Uses educational, support, and social change strategies to reduce the use of tobacco. Provides educational programs, trainings, awareness campaigns, and promotional materials. Smoking cessation program designed for groups using behavior modification techniques or individuals which may include the nicotine patch vouchers for qualified participants. Designed to reduce cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality.


Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs Prevention

Coordinates comprehensive alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs prevention program through education, training, public awareness, community organization, and advocacy. Includes parenting, life skills training, technical assistance and mini-grants for community-based organizations, resource materials, coordination of state high school graduation project, elderly wellness program, and youth programs.



Speaker’s Bureau

Professionals available for presentations regarding a variety of health topics.

These services are provided by the Prevention Program.

 




Worcester County Health Planning Advisory Council

Holds public forums to get broad community input into planning and is a county appointed body making recommendations to the Health Officer on community needs and health priorities.  Looks broadly at all the health issues in the county.


Client/Patient Advocacy

The grievance and complaint process - Patient Rights  

These services are provided by the Planning Program.


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Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

RABIES ADVISORY NOTICE

A CONFIRMED RABID RACCOON
HAS BEEN FOUND near Girdletree off of Rt. 12

• REPORT IMMEDIATELY sick animals and those acting in an unusual manner, as there may or will be additional rabid animals in this area. Prevent/report contact with people or pets. Contact Animal Control, the County Sheriff’s office or your local Police Department.

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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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Salisbury, MD- What do you picture when you think of “heart health?” We asked women across the Lower Eastern Shore to tell their stories about how heart health has affected their families and themselves, as well as the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We are sharing those accounts across social media and screening the videos at the 2019 Go Red event in February.

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Homeless Outreach Team provides resources and services to area homeless

Ocean City, MD- Launched earlier this year, the Worcester County Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) provides support services to homeless individuals within the county. Stemming from Worcester County’s Homeless Committee, through the Local Management Board, the HOT team is a partnership between the Worcester County Health Department, Local Behavioral Health Authority, Department of Social Services, Ocean City Police Department, Diakonia, Ocean City Crisis Coalition, and Atlantic General Hospital. Launched earlier this year, the Worcester County Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) provides support services to homeless individuals within the county. Stemming from Worcester County’s Homeless Committee, through the Local Management Board, the HOT team is a partnership between the Worcester County Health Department, Local Behavioral Health Authority, Department of Social Services, Ocean City Police Department, Diakonia, Ocean City Crisis Coalition, and Atlantic General Hospital.

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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