Maryland Shows Significant Progress in Reducing Infant Mortality, Obesity, Tobacco Use and Other High-Priority Health Measures
Baltimore, MD (February 5, 2015) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has released a report showing significant improvement on several priority health measures as part of its ongoing State Health Improvement Process (SHIP).
For Cervical Health Awareness Month, DHMH Urges Maryland Women to get Pap Tests, HPV Vaccinations for Boys and Girls
Baltimore, MD (January 16, 2015) – Of all cancers that affect women, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and other cancers. For Cervical Health Awareness Month, Maryland is recommending that women get Pap tests and that preteens get HPV vaccinations.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reminds residents that there are many serious health issues to consider during cold winter weather. As a result of exposure to cold, individuals may experience low body temperature, which may lead to hypothermia and even death. Freezing of exposed skin and tissues, such as the ears, nose, feet and face, may lead to frostbite, frostnip and trench foot.
DHMH Launches New Administrative Services Organization for Maryland's Public Behavioral Health System
Baltimore, MD (January 1, 2015) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) today launched the Behavioral Health Integration, which creates a single financing structure for mental health and substance use disorder treatment in Medicaid.
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DHMH Oral Health Report Details Gains in Dental Care Access
Baltimore, MD (December 30, 2014) – Maryland continues to perform significantly above the national Health Employer Data Information Set (HEDIS) average for children’s dental services utilization, at 68.3 percent, more than 19 percentage points higher than the 2012 HEDIS average of 49.2 percent. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) has shared these data this week with the Governor and General Assembly.