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Our priority is the promotion of health, well-being, and a safe environment for all community members.  Our team provides plans and processes to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards in potential and actual health and medical situations that may affect Worcester County.

 

Program Description


The Emergency Preparedness project team serves as the primary agency responsible for coordinating emergency support functions as they relate to the protection of public health, the provision of medical care, and the dissemination of public health information necessary to strengthen community response before, during and after a public health incident.


Services


  • Outreach.
  • Education.
  • Plan development guidance.

 

Avian Influenza:

Several publications are available to the public regarding avian influenza.


FAQs




Partners:

  • The American Red Cross
  • Department of Maryland State Police
  • Atlantic General Hospital
  • Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Maryland Office of Preparedness and Response
  • Regional health departments
  • Maryland Emergency Management Agency
  • Worcester County Agencies:
  • Worcester County Emergency Services
  • Worcester County Fire Marshall & HAZMAT
  • Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
  • Worcester County Board of Education,
  • Volunteer Services
  • Worcester County Public Works
  • Worcester County Environmental Programs
  • Worcester County Department of Social Services
  • Ocean City Emergency Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Local nursing homes
  • Local police agencies
  • Virginia Eastern Shore Health District
  • Delmarva Regional Healthcare Mutual Aid Group

Resources/links:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 13:59
 
 

WCHD News

Health and Mental Hygiene working with CDC to monitor Zika activity, coordinate testing.
 
Baltimore, MD (February 5, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been monitoring the activity and transmission of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus that has caused the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue travel warnings for pregnant women. 
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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention issue national alert about flu. Marylanders are urged to get flu shot, to take steps to minimize virus’ spread.
 
Baltimore, MD (February 3, 2016) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued an alert about an increase in seasonal influenza activity across the nation. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is reminding residents to safeguard their health by getting a flu shot and by practicing steps to minimize the virus’ spread.  
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Maryland Health announces new funding proposals for anti-heroin initiatives.
 
Baltimore, MD (January 28, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is announcing Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed budget plan for the recommendations set forth by Maryland’s Opioid and Heroin Emergency Task Force, which is led by Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford.
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