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Worcester County Health Department receives $100,000 in Diabetes Prevention funding from CareFirst

Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department was approved for a $100,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in December 2021. The funding is in response to CareFirst’s 2021 Place-Based Strategies: Diabetes Request for Proposals. The money will be used to support the Farm to Library: Preventing Diabetes in Worcester County Program in 2022.

“We are so excited to put the funding we’re receiving from CareFirst out into our community to support diabetes prevention,” said Mimi Dean, Director of Prevention Services for the Worcester County Health Department. “Our Farm to Library program addresses some of the primary drivers of type 2 diabetes through community gardening, grocery store tours, health literacy, financial literacy, physical activity, cooking classes, and expanded access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program.”

According to CareFirst, the organization is committed to providing leadership in assessing and addressing a range of health, social, and economic issues in the communities they serve. Their support of Worcester County Health Department furthers their goals of investing in the social determinants of health in pursuit of health equity and social impact to improve health care access and affordability.