Contact:
 Planning and Quality Services
 Snow Hill Health Center
 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
altThe Planning and Quality Program produces data reports on the health needs of Worcester County.  These reports are available for download on this website. 









For specific information about local health improvement planning, click: Health Improvement Planning. 


About Worcester County health assessments and health improvement plans:

The Worcester County community health assessment (CHA) and community health improvement plan (CHIP) are developed by Worcester County Health Department with the assistance and advice of the Worcester County Health Planning Advisory Council.  

Input is also sought from sister health and human services partners, the business community and residents through special meetings, other (usually disease/condition-focused) boards, councils and task forces.

 

Meeting Schedule for Worcester Health Planning Advisory Council:

The council meets the third Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the health department in Snow Hill. The council meets about six times a year.  

For more community health data, check out Worcester County Network of Care - Healthy  Communities

Reports:


You are welcome to use the data, but please report primary and secondary sources, noting the documents from our website from which you have obtained the data you are citing.

Please contact the Planning and Quality Program  at 410-632-1100 if you need data not available in the above reports.



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WCHD News

Spring is just on the horizon and Worcester Health is encouraging residents to take part in this year's #1BillionStepsChallenge. Our team this year is WorcesterSpringSteps (#273). You can register with the link below through MoveSpring using the code APHA2019. It is completely free to register and participate.

For more information please contact 410-632-0056. Thank you!

(Click the image below to register)

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What’s the Bottom Line on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults?

  • The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.
  • Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.1
  • E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
  • Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.

Click the image below for more information about youth vaping.

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Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds.

Take Care During Winter Storms:

  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use generators outside only and away from windows.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

Learn more about snow and extreme cold safety here.

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Local Health Improvement Coalitions (LHICs) equip local jurisdictions to determine their public health priorities and address specific public health concerns. The Worcester County Local Health Improvement Coalition seeks a broad membership from the community to assist the local health department and its partners in determining local health priorities and the Community Health Improvement Plan. 

Click the image below for a full schedule of upcoming LHIC meetings:

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Salisbury, MD- What do you picture when you think of “heart health?” We asked women across the Lower Eastern Shore to tell their stories about how heart health has affected their families and themselves, as well as the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We are sharing those accounts across social media and screening the videos at the 2019 Go Red event in February.

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