Prevention Program Overview

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The Prevention Services unit includes health education and prevention programs that promote healthy lifestyle practices through a variety of prevention strategies and interventions designed to reduce the risks among individuals, families, and communities in Worcester County.  This is an interdisciplinary team of health professionals including:  prevention specialist, nurses, health educators, outreach workers, social workers, an exercise physiologist, and a nutritionist.
 
The Prevention Services Team is divided into programs addressing the following health areas:  Cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer; drug and alcohol prevention; tobacco control and cessation; chronic disease prevention focusing on diabetes; parent education; highway safety and Safe Routes to School Coordination, Combating Underage Drinking; HIV/AIDS prevention; and Domestic Violence prevention.  Strategies include health promotion and education, trainings, after school programs, health screenings, resource materials, and community advocacy.   


Services


Prevention Program Services are available to community groups, youth groups, schools, churches, and worksites.   

Location:

Snow Hill Main Office
6040 Public Landing Rd
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Directions
Phone:  410-632-1100, ext. 4.
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., except Wednesdays - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


 

 

 

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WCHD News

Worcester County Health Department encourages residents to take part in the 2nd Annual 1 Billion Steps Challenge through the American Public Health Association. Last year, Worcester walked more than six million steps in the winter and spring, coming in third place among nearly 700 teams across the country. This year, taking part in 1 Billion Steps is easier than ever: individuals and teams can register online using the Stridekick app for smartphones and other devices. The challenge begins on January 1, 2018, and ends on April 8, 2018.

To sign up for Worcester Health's team on Stridekick, click here. For more information, call 410-632-0056.

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Baltimore, MD (December 7, 2017) – The 14th Annual Maryland Health Equity Conference, which focuses on needed coordination, collaboration, and available opportunities to address population health and health disparities in Maryland, was held today in Baltimore.

Read more ... Due to inclement weather, the Just Walk Making Strides event scheduled for today is rescheduled for 5-6 p.m. on October 18 at Byrd Park in Snow Hill. For more information, please call 410-632-0056.  Read more ...
Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program would like to announce this year’s open enrollment period which begins on November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017 for Qualified Health and/or Dental plans. During this time, certified Navigators are available to assist individuals and families with the application and enrollment process into a private plan through the state marketplace, Maryland Health Connection.  
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Snow Hill, MD- Worcester County Health Department is pleased to announce that the agency received a three-year, federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund a Rural Health Opioid program in Worcester. 
 
The grant is $250,000 annually and will support Worcester County’s ongoing coordination and response to the local opioid epidemic. The funding will be used to support efforts to reduce heroin/opioid use and overdose deaths; utilize outreach and motivational strategies to encourage and engage individuals into treatment, provide care coordination for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD), implement a public awareness campaign to reduce stigma associated with addiction treatment, and support individuals in recovery.
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 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program