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Decisions Matter: Opioid Awareness

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The Opioid Awareness Task Force, a sub-committee of the Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Council, is launching a public awareness campaign about opioid misuse and abuse. Opioids, which include both certain legal prescription medications as well as the heroin, have become a rising concern in Worcester and across the state. Instances of misuse or illicit use of the substance has climbed in recent years as have overdose deaths related to opioids.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:37
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Network of Care for Public Health Assessment and Wellness
Please take a couple minutes to check out this video on Public Health Assessments and Wellness from our friends at Network of Care. Community Health Indicators, featuring data from the National Data Warehouse, Healthy People 2020, County Health Rankings, the CDC, and All Locally Available Data -- for Any County in the Nation.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:36
 
September Lifestyle Balance Classes
 
The Worcester County Health Department Lifestyel Balance Diabetes Prevention Classes will begin this month with locations in Snow Hill and Showell. For more information and to see if you qualify call 410-632-0056. Click the flyers below for more information. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:36
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Emergency Preparedness Night at the Shorebirds
Don't Wait. Communicate
 
 
Salisbury, MD. – Dorchester, Somerset,  Wicomico and Worcester counties invite the public to Emergency Preparedness Night on August 29rd at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The Delmarva Shorebirds will play against the Hickory Crawdads at 7:05 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:45
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WCHD News

DHMH donates 5,926 pounds of food, $5,185 to Maryland Food Bank. Day of Service efforts target food instability in the state
 
Baltimore, MD (September 4, 2015) – In coordination with the State of Maryland’s Day of Service – a volunteerism effort designed by Gov. Larry Hogan – Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) employees donated food and money to the Maryland Food Bank last month.
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Maryland collaborative seeks to reduce elective cesarean deliveries. Maryland’s rate for nonmedically indicated birth type outpaces national average.
 
Baltimore, MD (September 1, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Maryland Hospital Association and Maryland Patient Safety Center, Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Collaborative will be working closely with hospitals on an initiative to reduce non-medically indicated cesarean deliveries in Maryland.
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Maryland West Nile Virus activity this season outpacing last year’s. In most cases, virus causes no symptoms, clears up; State provides residents tips.
 
Baltimore, MD (September 1, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) continues to track cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) statewide. Since the first locally acquired WNV human case was reported on August 18, a total of 13 human cases have been reported in Maryland, exceeding the six cases reported in all of 2014.
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