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Go Red for Women this February 9
Go Red for Women this February at the FREE Tri-County Go Red kick-off event. While Go Red is free, space is limited, so registration is encouraged. Click the flyer below to learn more about the event. 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 16:04
 
Zika and Winter Travel
 
The holidays mean travel for many families. If you are traveling this winter, start 2017 off safely and remember that Zika is a year-round issue in many areas. Click the image below to learn more about travel protection and Zika prevention. 
 



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Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:43
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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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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 14:36
 
Smoking Cessation Winter 2017
Free smoking cessation classes in Worcester start next week. Click the flyer below to learn more or call 410.632.0056. 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 January 2017 16:03
 
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. 
  
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:15
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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2017
 
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Click the image below to learn more about the disease, prevention, and testings. 


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 15:45
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Lower Eastern Shore to Host Go Red Event this February
 
Snow Hill, Md.- The Tri-County region will “Go Red” for women’s heart health with a free kick-off event 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 at the Worcester Technical High School, 6290 Worcester Hwy in Newark.  Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
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Quitline provides free services to help Marylanders quit tobacco. Resources, plans are great tools to help people kick their habits in 2017.

Baltimore, MD (January 3, 2017) — Quitting tobacco use is the single most important step a tobacco user can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life. According to the American Lung Association, within 20 minutes of smoking that last cigarette, a smoker's body begins a series of changes. The longer a person goes without using tobacco, the larger the benefit to his or her health. The start of a new year provides an opportunity for Marylanders to formalize a plan for kicking their tobacco habits and to start enjoying the benefits of healthier lives.
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2016 Maryland third-quarter overdose death data report released. Heroin use and synthetic additives remain largest culprit in overdose deaths.
 
Baltimore, MD (December 29, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has posted to its website the third-quarter 2016 data report of fatal overdoses. According to preliminary data, from January to September, Maryland saw 1,468 deaths related to overdose. The report is posted at https://goo.gl/oNlvlz
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