Zika Questions?
Questions about Zika? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has information about risk factors, prevention, current cases and more. Click here for more information or click on the image below. 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2016 09:38
Tobacco and Alcohol Retailers Recognized for Passing Compliance Checks
Thank you to the dozens of Worcester County retailers who passed compliance checks from law enforcement this year, checked ID's, and refused to sell alcohol or tobacco to minors. A recognition breakfast featuring speakers from government, law enforcement and public health was held on April 14th. Pictured below are a few of the many compliant retailers posing with their certificates of recognition. Great job everyone! You are helping keep kids safe!

Last Updated on Friday, 15 April 2016 09:32
Fight the Bite: Prevent the Spread of Disease by Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes can act as carries for a number of viruses, including Zika. Join Captain Willie and his friends as they explore their yard looking for areas that might serve as mosquito breeding sites. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 09:41
Don't Let Alcohol Call the Shots: Know the Consequences of Underage and Binge Drinking

The Worcester County Underage and Binge Drinking Awareness Task Force is launching a public awareness campaign to focus on reducing the instances of  underage and binge drinking among youth and young adults in our county.  According to the CDC, alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.  Although drinking by persons under the age of 21 is illegal, people aged 12 to 20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States. More than 90% of this alcohol is consumed in the form of binge drinks.  
Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 13:47
Children's Mental Health Matters
The Campaign goal, with close to 250 partners and schools across the state, is to raise awareness of the importance of children’s mental health. Each year, we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Matters! with over a week of events, workshops, media, outreach and other awareness raising activities. For more information click the image below to visit childrensmentalhealthmatters.org

Last Updated on Monday, 11 April 2016 10:36
Zika Week April 24-30
Governor Larry Hogan has issued a statewide proclamation declaring April 24-30 “Zika Virus Awareness Week” in Maryland – a time for residents to take simple, but critically important steps to prevent the spread of the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. It is critical that Maryland residents survey their properties and their communities and eliminate or treat mosquito breeding sites. 

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2016 13:53


Maryland Department of Health to hold Zika town hall meeting for its employees to reinforce prevention measures. Zika Awareness Week activities across the state to run April 24-30.
Baltimore, MD (April 14, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will hold a Zika awareness town hall meeting for its employees in its 201 W. Preston Street building’s lobby on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 11 a.m.  
During STD Awareness Month, Maryland urges residents: ‘Talk. Test. Treat.’
Baltimore, MD (April 14, 2016) – April is STD Awareness Month. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene joins the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in encouraging individuals and health care providers to take three simple steps to protect the health of patients and their partners: “Talk. Test. Treat.” 
Interview tool can help determine if a patient has substance use problem. SBIRT site promotes nonjudgmental dialogue between Marylanders, their providers.
Baltimore, MD (April 8, 2016) – Consumers and health care providers have a new online resource with a rich array of information about an alcohol-and-drug-use screening and intervention service being implemented at primary care centers in Maryland. This new site offers resources for consumers and health practitioners on how to discuss the impact of alcohol and drug use on overall health and well-being. 
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