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

Training available at a discounted cost to county alcohol licensees

(Snow Hill, MD)- The Worcester County Health Department is offering discounted TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) classes and certification to Worcester County alcohol-licensed establishments. TIPS training is shown to decrease an establishment’s chances of alcohol violation penalties, keep our community safer, and increase customer satisfaction.

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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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Fatalities related to intoxication down in Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico in 2017

Snow Hill, MD- Deaths related to drug and alcohol intoxication, including opioid overdoses, are down in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties, according to 3rd Quarter 2017 Overdose Data released by the Maryland Department of Health last week. From January through September 2016, compared to the same period in 2017, intoxication fatalities are down 20-percent in Somerset County, 42-percent in Worcester County, and 32-percent in Wicomico County. The drop-off in the Tri-County region comes at a time when overall drug and alcohol related deaths in Maryland are on the rise.

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