Worcester County Announces Cigarette Restitution Fund Mini Grants

SNOW HILL, MD (August 13, 2013) – The Worcester County Health Department is requesting proposals to address tobacco control as a result of receiving Cigarette Restitution Funds through the State of Maryland.  

A mini grant orientation session will be held at 2 p.m. on August 29, 2013 at the Worcester County Health Department, 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill. Applications must be returned to the health department by no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 20.  
 
A review team of local citizens will evaluate the applications.  Awards will be made by October 18 and will range from $1,500 -$2,000.  Awarded programs will be expected to submit a final narrative and financial report by July 10, 2014.
  
Community based organizations, churches, private non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply.  According to Debbie Goeller, Health Officer, “The goal is to involve the community in health promotion and prevention efforts in order to reduce tobacco use and cancer mortality in Worcester County.”
 
Strategies may include public awareness, community outreach, education, recruitment and referral to tobacco cessation, advocacy, and other health related activities.  Tobacco control may address the reduction or prevention of smoking or environmental change strategies.
 
Please call the Worcester County Health Department Prevention Services at (410) 632-0056 for more information or to request an application packet.
 
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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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Due to ongoing construction issues, the WACS Center will be closed through October 19 and move services to other locations. The center is scheduled to reopen on Monday, October 22nd.

All services at this site have been relocated to either Snow Hill or the Berlin Health Center. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information or to check on the status of your appointment, please call 410-632-1100.

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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Snow Hill, MD- Worcester County Health Department will launch “Just Walk Worcester” on October 12. This new website will be an inclusive resource for finding places to walk and explore no matter where you are in the county. The site features maps of all local parks and trails as well as walking tips, helpful videos, and details about each area including the length of trails, if there are any fees and if the spot is pet-friendly. Residents can view drone footage of each trail, allowing walkers to know the ins and outs of the path before they even lace up their shoes.

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