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State of Emergency for Opioid Crisis in Maryland
Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland. Dedicates $50 Million in Funding Over 5 Years, Taps Senior Emergency Management Advisor to Lead Effort
 
ANNAPOLIS, MD - Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2017.02 declaring a State of Emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis ravaging communities in Maryland and across the country. This declaration activates the governor’s emergency management authority and enables increased and more rapid coordination between the state and local jurisdictions.

The governor, along with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, also announced $50 million in new funding to address the crisis, as well as the appointment of the governor’s senior emergency management advisor Clay Stamp to lead the state’s coordinated effort to combat the crisis.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 10:28
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Recovery is a Decision
Addiction is a Disease. Recovery is a Decision. Decisions Matter. If you or someone you know struggles with substance abuse, help is available locally. Call 410.213.0202 to learn more.

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 10:39
 
Empowering Women Scholarship 2017
The Worcester County Commission for Women are excited to announce the Empowering Women Scholarship for  female Worcester County residents. Scholarships of (1) $1,000, (2) $750 will be given to three deserving candidates.  Applicants will be judged primarily on their educational goals.  Click the application below for more information.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 09:30
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May Rabies Vaccine Clinic 2017
Rabies Clinics will be offered in Worcester County this May. Click the flyer below for more information. 
Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 10:25
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PATCH Smoking Cessation and Open House
Worcester County Health Department is offering a 12-week, free smoking cessation program for pregnant and postpartum women this spring. Learn more at our Baby Shower Themed Open House at the Center for Clean Start. Click the fyler below for more details. 
Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 10:21
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20th Anniversary Tortoise and Hare 5k
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Governor Larry Hogan Releases Heroin & Opioid Abuse Awareness PSA, "Before It's Too Late." Governor, Actor Michael Kelly Urge Parents to Talk to Their Kids About Drug Abuse.
 
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today released a statewide public service announcement (PSA) urging parents to discuss the risks of heroin and opioid abuse with their children. The 30- and 60-second PSAs, titled "Before It's Too Late," feature actor Michael Kelly, star of an award-winning television series filmed in Maryland.
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First Lady Yumi Hogan to host reception for behavioral health art show 20 Md. artists to shine in Annapolis exhibition to raise awareness, to fight stigma
 
Annapolis, MD (March 24, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Behavioral Health Administration is announcing an art exhibition featuring 20 Maryland artists who use their art to challenge the stigma surrounding behavioral health issues and to raise public awareness. The exhibition will be held April 24 at the Lowe House Office Building with an opening reception hosted by Maryland’s First Lady, Yumi Hogan.
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Worcester Health’s Lifestyle Balance: Girdletree Team Drops Nearly 300lbs in Six Weeks
 
Snow Hill, MD – A group of 39 determined Lifestyle Balance participants have lost a combined (and record-making) 300lbs; an average of 7.6lbs each, in just the first six weeks of the class. This is the most weight lost in the shortest amount of time since the program began in Worcester County in 2009. The class is located at the Girdletree Volunteer Fire Department, but open to the entire community. 
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