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2020 Go Red for Women's Heart Health

Physical activity of any form is one of the best ways to improve heart health. In 2020, public and private health agencies across the Lower Eastern Shore are encouraging women to Get Pumped about their heart health and to learn more about how exercise, as well as healthy eating, contributes to preventing heart disease.  

The Tri-County region will Go Red for Women’s Heart Health again this January with a free kick-off in Worcester County. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m., January 31, at the Worcester Technical High School, 6290 Worcester Hwy, Newark, MD. Learn about heart health with interactive presentations including physical activity, heart-healthy cooking demonstration, and heart disease prevention 101. Light refreshments, including a smoothie bar, will be offered.

Worcester Health Joins National "One Billion Steps" Campaign

Snow Hill, MD – This spring, the Worcester County Health Department is inviting all residents to join our free Just Walk Program as we take part in the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) One Billion Steps Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to get people outside and walking, with teams working together across the country collectively to log a billion steps by the end of National Public Health Week (April 6-12, 2020). Worcester Health is encouraging residents to sign up for Just Walk at www.Justwalkworcester.org no matter your fitness level and self-report your walking mileage.

Get Healthy in 2020 with the Worcester Wellness Weigh Program

Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department will launch the second session of our online health and wellness program, Worcester Wellness Weigh (WWW), this January. The program is supported by a grant from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission. WWW is a free, technology-based, healthy lifestyle and weight loss program designed specifically for families who are ready to work together to lose weight, eat healthier, increase physical activity, and improve their overall health.

Worcester Health Offers Free Smoking Cessation Classes Starting In January

Snow Hill, MD- Temperatures are dropping and it is a season for fresh starts. The Worcester County Health Department’s free winter smoking cessation classes begin in January. Worcester Health is committed to helping smokers establish new behavior patterns that lead to a tobacco free lifestyle. With the smoking cessation class, Chantix, gum, patch, lozenges and other aids to help individuals quit tobacco are available through a voucher program for individuals meeting specific requirements.

Worcester Health offering Medicaid Diabetes Prevention Program

Snow Hill, MD- Small changes often lead to major results and Worcester County Health Department’s Medicaid Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) aims to help residents eat healthy, be active and lower their risk for type 2 diabetes with easy-to-follow tips and tools.

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