Binge-Drinking Prevention is Focus of a Town Hall Meeting at Stephen Decatur High School

The Worcester County Health Department is partnering with Stephen Decatur High School and the SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club to hold an informational meeting for parents, youth, and concerned citizens to discuss the issue of underage binge-drinking and its prevention.  This is being described as a Town Hall Meeting.  Data will be reviewed; a video will be shown about hosting parties at home; resource information will be shared; and an opportunity for open discussion will be provided.  A light meal will be served.

 

WHEN:           Monday, May 5, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 pm

WHERE:         Stephen Decatur High School Cafeteria

WHO:             Parents, youth, and community stakeholders are invited to attend.  This is being coordinated by the Worcester County Health Department and Worcester County Public Schools -  including Stephen Decatur High School and their SADD Club in cooperation with the SPF (Strategic Prevention Framework) Process Team (a sub-committee of the Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Council).

WHY:              Maryland statistics show that the percentage of adult binge-drinkers in Worcester County ranks third in the state; therefore, it is imperative that we educate our youth and our parents before dangerous habits start! A strategic plan has been developed to address these concerns; however, it was felt that the parents, youth, and the community should be informed and involved in developing solutions.  With prom, graduation, and summer season break looming, it is a good time to raise awareness and engage stakeholders in order to prevent the negative consequences that can result from underage youth using and over consuming alcohol.

Note: If you can confirm your attendance, that would be helpful. I may be able to reserve seats in the front row for ease of coverage.


Contacts: Marty Pusey, M.Ed., Worcester County Health Dept, 410.632.0056, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barbara Witherow, PIO, Worcester County Public Schools, 410.632.5092, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Barbara Witherow, Coordinator of Public Relations and Special Programs

Worcester County Public Schools

6270  Worcester Highway

Newark, Maryland 21841

Office:  410-632-5092

Cell:  410-202-6535

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

School System Web site:  www.worcesterk12.com


 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

Next Tuesday's Smoking Cessation Class in Pocomoke will be held from 9:30 am -10:30 am. Class times will return to regular hours the following Tuesday. For more information call 410-632-0056. Thank you. 

Read more ...

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, Smoking Cessation Classes in Snow Hill for Monday, 5/27/19, are canceled. Classes will resume at the normal time and location the following Monday, 6/3/19. Call 410-632-0056 for more information.

Read more ...

 

Read more ...

Public Health Officials Offer Food Safety Tips in Preparation of Potential Power Outages and Flooding Due to Hurricane Florence

(Salisbury, MD) - As Hurricane Florence begins to make way across the Eastern seaboard, health officials of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties recommend the following food safety tips for residents to help them prepare now, should local power outages or flooding occur.

• Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. For more information on generator safety, visit here.

Read more ...

 

Snow Hill, MD- Small changes often lead to major results and Worcester County Health Department’s free Lifestyle Balance program aims to help residents eat healthy, be active and lower their risk for type 2 diabetes with easy-to-follow tips and tools. New classes begin this September at the Atlantic Club in West Ocean City.


• Classes run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday beginning September 11 and ending on January 15.

Read more ...
 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program