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Worcester County Health Department Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016
The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is proud to announce that we have published our first annual report for the public covering the fiscal year 2016.  The annual report provides a brief overview of the accomplishments WCHD has made during fiscal year 2016 related to our mission, vision, and values and the priorities outlined in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).  Please contact Jackie Ward at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions or concerns.


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Open Enrollment Dates and Locations
The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program provides one-on-one help for residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties applying for health insurance through the state’s marketplace, Maryland Health Connection. The number is 855-445-5540. 
 
The open enrollment period for Qualified Health Plans through Maryland Health Connection will be held from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. 
  
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Community Input Sought for Health Assessment
Data from the Community Health Assessment for Worcester County show a variety of health trends within the county, indicating areas heading in a positive direction and areas where challenges still exist. Worcester Health has posted the  data power point presentation and 2016 Worcester County Community Strengths and Themes Survey  on our website, worcesterhealth.org, for community review. 

Written comments on the data can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
 
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Community Emergency Shelter Project for Adult Males Winter 2017
 

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LSHIAP Health Insurance Open Enrollment Dates
Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program Open Enrollment Dates 
 
Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program’s would like to announce this year’s open enrollment period for Qualified Health Plans to begin on November 1, 2016 and carry through January 31, 2017. During this time certified Navigators are available to assist individuals and families with the application and enrollment process into a Qualified Health Plan through the state marketplace, Maryland Health Connection.  
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Prescription Opioids Community Survey
Are you a Maryland resident and at least 18 years old? If so, your community needs you! Please complete a 10-minute survey about prescription opioids and heroin in your community. Click the image below to take the survey. You will also be entered to win a $50 gift card.

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Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

Law enforcement officials respond to disruption at state psychiatric program.
 
Baltimore, MD (November 24, 2016) – Law enforcement officials responded to a disturbance at the Secure Evaluation Therapeutic Treatment (SETT) program in Sykesville early Thursday morning. Some of the patients at the Muncie Building had grown disorderly, causing a staffer there to call for police support just before midnight Wednesday. 
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Md. health departments ready to assist residents with naloxone device recall. Atomizer manufacturer finds specific lot numbers can provide insufficient dosages.
 
Baltimore, MD (November 18, 2016) – In response to Teleflex Medical Inc.’s medical device recall for specific lots of MAD Nasal Intranasal Mucosal Atomizer Device, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene urges Marylanders who have received a naloxone kit to check their atomizer for recalled lot numbers.  
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On Maryland Rural Health Day, a focus on Marylanders’ access to care. Department hosting a webinar on challenges, successes today at noon.
 
Baltimore, MD (November 17, 2016) – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has declared November 17 to be Maryland Rural Health Day. In accordance with this effort of raising awareness of the health priorities facing our residents in rural areas, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Rural Health and its partners throughout the state are sharing in that effort with the hosting of a webinar today at noon.
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