Tri County Go Red Event

Snow Hill, Md. – The annual Tri County Go Red Event will be held 5:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6 at the Berlin Intermediate School, 309 Franklin Avenue in Berlin.

Since 2004, Atlantic General Hospital, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester County health departments have partnered to sponsor a FREE Tri County Go Red Event to highlight the impact of heart disease on women, educate women about how to reduce the risk for developing heart disease, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of having a heart attack.

A light dinner, free health screenings and vendors will be available from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Speakers, ballroom dancing, and Zumba demonstrations will be provided from 6:30-8 p.m. The FREE event is open to individuals of all ages and participants should wear red.

Pre-registration by February 4 is encouraged and interested participants can register online at wicomicohealth.org. For more information about the event please call Atlantic General Hospital at 410-629-6820 or Peninsula Regional Medical Center at 410-543-7028.

All too often women do not realize they are suffering from a heart attack until it is too late. More women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death including all forms of cancer.

In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute took action against the disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year and the Go Red for Women campaign was born. The goal is to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women and how women can reduce their risk for developing the chronic disease.


 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

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.

Read more ...

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 ... Maryland’s Minority Health office nets $1 million grant, largest in its history. Funds from U.S. HHS to boost healthcare access in Prince George’s County.
 
Baltimore, MD (September 16, 2015) – The Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD) has received its largest grant since its establishment in 2004. MHHD received a five-year grant award totaling $1million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health’s State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health.   Read more ...
Residents are reminded to take precautions to reduce risk during summer, fall
 
Baltimore, MD (August 18, 2015) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) today is announcing the first confirmed and locally acquired case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Maryland this year. The infected individual is an adult who lives in the Baltimore Metropolitan region. In addition, WNV also has been detected in mosquito pools collected in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. A mosquito pool is a group of mosquitoes collected at one of several trap sites across the state.
Read more ...
 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program