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

Snow Hill, MD-National Great American Smokeout Day returns on November 15. For individuals thinking about quitting smoking, this is the perfect time to take that first step. The Great American Smokeout may offer just the support you need by knowing that other smokers are also giving up cigarettes for the day.

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Know your risk and prevention strategies.

Snow Hill, MD- November marks National Diabetes Awareness Month and Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is encouraging both those with diabetes and those at-risk for developing the disease to use healthy practices and prevention techniques this fall and winter. For those already living with diabetes, WCHD sponsors a free monthly diabetes support group monthly every third Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Snow Hill Library. A Registered Dietitian and Community Health Educator facilitate the support group and the monthly topics help participants reinforce self-management skills.

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SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department urges all residents age 6 months and older, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, to be vaccinated for the 2018-2019 seasonal flu. People age 65 years and older have a choice of two flu vaccines available to them at the Worcester County Health Department. They can choose to receive a regular flu vaccine or a high dose flu vaccine which may result in a stronger immune response against the flu.

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Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.

This bacterium is found in the nose, throat and mouth of an infected person, and can be easily spread. Pertussis can occur at any age, but often causes serious problems in babies, and is usually milder in older children and adults. Children who are too young to be fully vaccinated and those that have not received all their vaccinations are at highest risk for severe illness and complications. Complications of pertussis can include pneumonia (infection of the lungs), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), seizures, and other physical and medical outcomes associated with a severe cough.

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Our new Just Walk Worcester website has information on local parks, walking tips, and videos of trails in our area. If you like to walk, check it out! Click the image below to see the new site. 

 

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 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program